What is the definition of the word 'work' in physics?

The word 'work' in physics is defined as the transfer of energy from one material body to another. It is a body's displacement in space caused by an external force resulting in motion. If a force is applied but there is no displacement or motion, then no work is done. Also work is not done if a force is applied perpendicular to the body's displacement. Work is expressed in units such as joules or foot-pounds.