A primitive root; to work (in any sense); by implication to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc.
KJV Usage: X be, keep in bondage, be bondmen, bond-service, compel, do, dress, ear, execute, + husbandman, keep, labour (-ing man), bring to pass, (cause to, make to) serve (-ing, self), (be, become) servant (-s), do (use) service, till (-er), transgress [from margin], (set a) work, be wrought, worshipper.
1. to work, serve a. (Qal) 1. to labour, work, do work 2. to work for another, serve another by labour 3. to serve as subjects 4. to serve (God) 5. to serve (with Levitical service) b. (Niphal) 1. to be worked, be tilled (of land) 2. to make oneself a servant c. (Pual) to be worked d. (Hiphil) 1. to compel to labour or work, cause to labour, cause to serve 2. to cause to serve as subjects e. (Hophal) to be led or enticed to serve
Origin: a primitive root
Parts of Speech: Verb TBESH:
1) to work, serve 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to labour, work, do work 1a2) to work for another, serve another by labour 1a3) to serve as subjects 1a4) to serve (God) 1a5) to serve (with Levitical service) 1b) (Niphal) 1b1) to be worked, be tilled (of land) 1b2) to make oneself a servant 1c) (Pual) to be worked 1d) (Hiphil) 1d1) to compel to labour or work, cause to labour, cause to serve 1d2) to cause to serve as subjects 1e) (Hophal) to be led or enticed to serve