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work·er

 (wûr′kər)
n.
1.
a. One who works at a particular occupation or activity: an office worker.
b. One who does manual or industrial labor.
2. A member of the working class.
3. A member of a colony of social insects such as ants, bees, wasps, or termites, usually a sterile or sexually immature female but in termites an individual of either sex, that performs specialized work such as building the nest, collecting and storing food, and feeding other members of the colony.

worker

(ˈwɜːkə)
n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a person or thing that works, usually at a specific job: a good worker; a research worker.
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) an employee in an organization, as opposed to an employer or manager
3. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a manual labourer or other employee working in a manufacturing or other industry
4. (Sociology) any other member of the working class
5. (Zoology) a sterile female member of a colony of bees, ants, or wasps that forages for food, cares for the larvae, etc
ˈworkerless adj

work•er

(ˈwɜr kər)

n.
1. a person or thing that works.
2. a laborer or employee: steel workers.
3. a member of a caste of sexually underdeveloped, nonreproductive bees, ants, wasps, or termites, specialized to collect food and maintain the colony.
[1300–50]

work·er

(wûr′kər)
A member of a colony of social insects, such as ants or bees, that performs specialized work such as building the nest. Workers are usually sterile females.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.worker - a person who works at a specific occupationworker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
caster - a worker who casts molten metal into finished products
finisher - a worker who performs the last step in a manufacturing process
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
beater - a worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunter
bill poster, bill sticker, poster - someone who pastes up bills or placards on walls or billboards
bleacher - a worker who bleaches (cloth or flour etc.)
boatman, waterman, boater - someone who drives or rides in a boat
carter - someone whose work is driving carts
charcoal burner - a worker whose job is to make charcoal
accumulator, collector, gatherer - a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
comber - a person who separates and straightens the fibers of cotton or wool
cornhusker - a worker who husks corn
driver - someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle
employable - a person who is qualified and ready to work
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
free lance, freelance, free-lance, freelancer, self-employed person, independent - a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
gutter - a worker who guts things (fish or buildings or cars etc.)
hanger - a worker who hangs something
lamplighter - (when gas was used for streetlights) a person who lights and extinguishes streetlights
melter - a worker who melts substances (metal or wax etc.)
moonlighter - a person who holds a second job (usually after hours)
mopper - a worker who uses a mop to clean a surface
muzzler - someone who muzzles animals
nailer - a worker who attaches something by nailing it
oiler - a worker who oils engines or machinery
part-timer - someone who works less than the customary or standard time
peeler - a worker who peels the skins from fruits and vegetables
planter - a worker who puts or sets seeds or seedlings into the ground
plier, plyer - someone who plies a trade
processor - someone who processes things (foods or photographs or applicants etc.)
pruner, trimmer - a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs; "untouched by the pruner's axe"
dragger, tugger, puller - someone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something
quarrier, quarryman - a man who works in a quarry
ragsorter - a worker who sorts rags and old clothing for new uses (as in papermaking)
blackleg, scab, strikebreaker, rat - someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
scrubber - a worker who uses a scrub brush to clean a surface (usually a floor or deck)
seasonal, seasonal worker - a worker who finds employment only in certain seasons
servant, retainer - a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
sheller - a worker who removes shells (as of peas or oysters)
shelver - a worker who puts things (as books) on shelves
shingler - a worker who shingles roofs
shoveler, shoveller - a worker who shovels; "a shoveler of coal"
skidder - a worker who uses a skid to move logs
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
hard worker, striver - one who is industrious and diligent in carrying out tasks or duties
solderer - a worker who joins or mends with solder
splicer - a worker who splices ropes together by interweaving strands
splitter - a worker who splits fish and removes the backbone
stainer - a worker who stains (wood or fabric)
stemmer - a worker who makes or applies stems for artificial flowers
stringer - a worker who strings; "a stringer of beads"
sprigger, stemmer, stripper - a worker who strips the stems from moistened tobacco leaves and binds the leaves together into books
tacker - a worker who fastens things by tacking them (as with tacks or by spotwelding)
nonworker - a person who does nothing
2.worker - a member of the working class (not necessarily employed); "workers of the world--unite!"
labor, labour, proletariat, working class - a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
common man, common person, commoner - a person who holds no title
dogsbody - a worker who has to do all the unpleasant or boring jobs that no one else wants to do
3.worker - sterile member of a colony of social insects that forages for food and cares for the larvae
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
soldier - a wingless sterile ant or termite having a large head and powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony
worker bee - sterile bee specialized to collect food and maintain the hive
4.worker - a person who acts and gets things doneworker - a person who acts and gets things done; "he's a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he's a miracle worker"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
demon - someone extremely diligent or skillful; "he worked like a demon to finish the job on time"; "she's a demon at math"
busy bee, eager beaver, live wire, sharpie, sharpy - an alert and energetic person
animator, energiser, energizer, vitaliser, vitalizer - someone who imparts energy and vitality and spirit to other people
go-getter, whiz-kid, whizz-kid, ball of fire - someone whose career progresses rapidly
man of action, man of deeds - someone inclined to act first and think later
ball of fire, human dynamo, powerhouse, fireball - a highly energetic and indefatigable person

worker

noun employee, hand, labourer, workman, craftsman, artisan, tradesman, wage earner, proletarian, working man or working woman Wages have been frozen and workers laid off.
Quotations
"The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workers of all countries unite!" [Marx & Engels The Communist Manifesto]

worker

noun
1. One who is employed by another:
Informal: hire, hired hand.
Translations
عَامِلعامِلعامِل يَدَوي
pracovník
arbejder
työntekijä
radnik
dolgozó
mikill/lítill verkmaîurstarfsmaîurverkamaîur
働く人
근로자
pracovník
delavec
arbetare
ผู้ทำงาน
işçiçalışançalışan kişiemekçiiş gören kimse
công nhân

worker

[ˈwɜːkəʳ]
A. N
1. (= person) (gen) → trabajador(a) m/f (Agr, Ind) → obrero/a m/f
he's a fast workertrabaja deprisava deprisa con las mujeres
she's a hard workeres muy trabajadora
she's a good workertrabaja bien
see also office B
see also research D
2. (= ant, bee) → obrera f
B. CPD worker ant Nhormiga f obrera
worker bee Nabeja f obrera
worker priest Nsacerdote m obrero

worker

[ˈwɜːrr] n
(gen)travailleur/euse m/f
office worker → employé(e) m/f de bureau
research worker → chercheur/euse m/f
aid worker → travailleur/euse m/f humanitaire
to be a good worker → bien travailler
She's a good worker → Elle travaille bien.
to be a hard worker → être travailleur/euse
(in factory, manual job)ouvrier/ière m/f
He's a factory worker → Il est ouvrier.
farm worker → ouvrier agricolework ethic ndéontologie fwork experience n
(= work or jobs done in past) → expérience f professionnelle
(mainly British) (= training) → stage m
I'm going to do work experience in a factory → Je vais faire un stage dans une usine.

worker

n
Arbeiter(in) m(f); workers’ educationArbeiterbildung f ? fast1 ADJ a
(also worker ant/bee)Arbeiterin f

worker

:
worker bee
nArbeiterbiene f, → Arbeitsbiene f
worker director
n Arbeitnehmer, der gleichzeitig dem Unternehmensvorstand angehört
worker participation
worker-priest
nArbeiterpriester m

worker

[ˈwɜːkəʳ] n (gen) (Agr) → lavoratore/trice (esp Industry) → operaio/a
he's a poor worker → non lavora bene
office worker → impiegato/a
management and workers → il padronato e i lavoratori

work

(wəːk) noun
1. effort made in order to achieve or make something. He has done a lot of work on this project
2. employment. I cannot find work in this town.
3. a task or tasks; the thing that one is working on. Please clear your work off the table.
4. a painting, book, piece of music etc. the works of Van Gogh / Shakespeare/Mozart; This work was composed in 1816.
5. the product or result of a person's labours. His work has shown a great improvement lately.
6. one's place of employment. He left (his) work at 5.30 p.m.; I don't think I'll go to work tomorrow.
verb
1. to (cause to) make efforts in order to achieve or make something. She works at the factory three days a week; He works his employees very hard; I've been working on/at a new project.
2. to be employed. Are you working just now?
3. to (cause to) operate (in the correct way). He has no idea how that machine works / how to work that machine; That machine doesn't/won't work, but this one's working.
4. to be practicable and/or successful. If my scheme works, we'll be rich!
5. to make (one's way) slowly and carefully with effort or difficulty. She worked her way up the rock face.
6. to get into, or put into, a stated condition or position, slowly and gradually. The wheel worked loose.
7. to make by craftsmanship. The ornaments had been worked in gold.
-work
1. (the art of making) goods of a particular material. He learns woodwork at school; This shop sells basketwork.
2. parts of something, eg a building, made of a particular material. The stonework/woodwork/paintwork needs to be renewed.
ˈworkable adjective
(of a plan) able to be carried out.
ˈworker noun
1. a person who works or who is employed in an office, a factory etc. office-workers; car-workers.
2. a manual worker rather than an office-worker etc.
3. a person who works (hard etc). He's a slow/hard worker.
works noun singular or plural
a factory etc. The steelworks is/are closed for the holidays.
noun plural
1. the mechanism (of a watch, clock etc). The works are all rusted.
2. deeds, actions etc. She's devoted her life to good works.
ˈwork-basket, ˈwork-box
etc nouns a basket, box etc for holding thread, needlework etc.
ˈworkbook noun
a book of exercises usually with spaces for answers.
ˈworkforce noun
the number of workers (available for work) in a particular industry, factory etc.
working class
the section of society who work with their hands, doing manual labour.
working day, ˈwork-day nouns
1. a day on which one goes to work, and is not on holiday.
2. the period of actual labour in a normal day at work. My working day is eight hours long.
working hours
the times of day between which one is at work. Normal working hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ˈworking-party, ˈwork-party nouns
a group of people gathered together (usually voluntarily) to perform a particular physical task. They organized a work-party to clear the canal of weeds.
working week
the five days from Monday to Friday inclusive when people go to work.
ˈworkman noun
a man who does manual work. the workmen on a building site.
ˈworkmanlike adjective
1. suitable to a good workman. a workmanlike attitude.
2. well performed. a workmanlike job.
ˈworkmanship noun
the skill of a qualified workman; skill in making things.
ˈworkmate noun
one of the people who work in the same place of employment as oneself. Her workmates teased her about being the boss's favourite.
ˈworkout noun
a period of hard physical exercise for the purpose of keeping fit etc.
ˈworkshop noun
1. a room or building, especially in a factory etc where construction and repairs are carried out.
2. a course of experimental work for a group of people on a particular project.
at work
working. He's writing a novel and he likes to be at work (on it) by eight o'clock every morning.
get/set to work
to start work. Could you get to work painting that ceiling?; I'll have to set to work on this mending this evening.
go to work on
to begin work on. We're thinking of going to work on an extension to the house.
have one's work cut out
to be faced with a difficult task. You'll have your work cut out to beat the champion.
in working order
(of a machine etc) operating correctly.
out of work
having no employment. He's been out of work for months.
work of art
a painting, sculpture etc.
work off
to get rid of (something unwanted or unpleasant) by taking physical exercise etc. He worked off his anger by running round the garden six times.
work out
1. to solve or calculate correctly. I can't work out how many should be left.
2. to come to a satisfactory end. Don't worry – it will all work out (in the end).
3. to perform physical exercises.
work up
1. to excite or rouse gradually. She worked herself up into a fury. (adjective ˌworked-ˈup: Don't get so worked-up!).
2. to raise or create. I just can't work up any energy/appetite/enthusiasm today.
work up to
to progress towards and prepare for. Work up to the difficult exercises gradually.
work wonders
to produce marvellous results. These pills have worked wonders on my rheumatism.

worker

عَامِل pracovník arbejder Arbeiter εργαζόμενος trabajador työntekijä travailleur radnik lavoratore 働く人 근로자 arbeider arbeider pracownik trabalhador работник arbetare ผู้ทำงาน işçi công nhân 工人

worker

n obrero -ra mf, trabajador -ra mf; social — trabajador social, asistente mf social
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She was a housewifely little creature, and helped Hannah keep home neat and comfortable for the workers, never thinking of any reward but to be loved.
Inquiries next morning brought the information, from the head of a rubber exporting firm with whom the professor was acquainted, that the Spaniard was regularly engaged in transporting parties into the interior, and was considered efficient, careful and as honest as pos- sible, considering the men he engaged as workers.
Unable to discover any new victim, these diligent workers of vengeance soon approached their male prisoners, pronouncing the name "La Longue Carabine," with a fierceness that could not be easily mistaken.
We workers in woods make bridal-bedsteads and card-tables, as well as coffins and hearses.
Grandmother Majauszkiene had come to America with her son at a time when so far as she knew there was only one other Lithuanian family in the district; the workers had all been Germans then--skilled cattle butchers that the packers had brought from abroad to start the business.
As a consequence the workers in the field were increasing by degrees, and the reform was steadily spreading.
It is said that the vast majority of the Heidelberg students are hard workers, and make the most of their opportunities; that they have no surplus means to spend in dissipation, and no time to spare for frolicking.
The workers will emigrate in pursuit of the factory, but they will multiply faster than they emigrate, and be told that their own exorbitant demand for wages is driving capital abroad, and must continue to do so whilst there is a Chinaman or a Hindoo unemployed to underbid them.
The growing competition among the bourgeois, and the resulting commercial crises, make the wages of the workers ever more fluctuating.
A score of soldiers and officers, who were armed, formed a guard, commanded by the major, to protect the workers against the desperate attacks which might be expected from the crowd, if their scheme was discovered.
He and his comrades were replaced by new workers, whom Conseil and I joined.
It may be that he deserved to be; but I still think that the tepid support of his fellow-investigators and his desertion by the great body of scientific workers was a shameful thing.

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