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worker meaning

[ 'wə:kə ] Pronunciation:   "worker" in a sentence
  • Noun: worker  wurku(r)
    1. A person who works at a specific occupation
      "he is a good worker" 
    2. A member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
      "workers of the world--unite!"
      - proletarian, prole 
    3. Sterile member of a colony of social insects that forages for food and cares for the larvae 
    4. A person who acts and gets things done
      "he's a miracle worker"
      - actor, doer

    Derived forms: workers

    See also: work

    Type of: common man, common person, commoner, individual, insect, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

    Antonym: nonworker

    Part of: labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], proletariat, proletariate [archaic], working class

    Encyclopedia: Worker


  • [Business]
    AmE / noun [C]

    ASSEMBLY WORKER, CO-WORKER, CONTRACT WORKER, GUEST WORKER, INSIDE WORKER, KNOWLEDGE WORKER, MOBILE WORKER, NOMADIC WORKER, OUTSIDE WORKER

    1 (often used in compounds)

    a person who works, especially one who does a particular kind of work:

    The research showed that 40% of clerical workers suffer headaches and tiredness at work.

    The plant has 1 400 workers.

    Some employment practices that treat younger and older workers differently may not be unfair. See note at CHAIRMAN

    assembly-line/factory/farm/manufacturing/production workers

    full-time/part-time/temp/temporary workers

    agency/casual/freelance/self-employed workers

    blue-collar/manual/white-collar workers

    private-sector/public-sector workers

    semi-skilled/skilled/unskilled workers

    2

    a person who is employed to do physical work rather than organizing things or managing people:

    talks between workers and management

    profit-sharing and worker participation in decision-making

    Conflict between employers and workers intensified and the number of strikes rose.

    3 (usually after an adjective)

    a person who works hard or who works in a particular way

    a good/hard/productive/quick/steady worker


  • [Law]
    n. An employee.

Examples

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  1. with one voice, the workers voted to strike.
  2. the workers had to live on their savings.
  3. the workers were assembled in the hall.
  4. my father means me to be a worker.
  5. he substituted for the worker who was ill.

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