Dreams, in context
The best definition I have seen so far is putting your dreams into a context. That is getting in place a system in which you work with your dreams.
Your aim may or may not be interpretation. You may simply wish to work with the characters in your dreams. You may want to work with lucidity. You may just like writing everything you can remember down. You may just be interested in the statistical occurrence of some particular theme within your dreams. You may be interested in all of these things. Whatever your reason, dreamwork is simply a contextual system in which you work on a dreaming goal.
Of course their is a technique for each of these things. We will get to those later, some I have already covered. I will probably cover some a number of times.
So that’s what I mean when I say “do dreamwork”.