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English noun: worker

1. worker (person) a person who works at a specific occupation


SamplesHe is a good worker.


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)accumulator, assistant, beater, bill poster, bill sticker, blackleg, bleacher, boater, boatman, carter, caster, charcoal burner, collector, comber, cornhusker, dragger, driver, employable, employee, finisher, free lance, free-lance, freelance, freelancer, gatherer, gutter, hanger, hard worker, help, helper, independent, lamplighter, melter, moonlighter, mopper, muzzler, nailer, oiler, part-timer, peeler, planter, plier, plyer, poster, processor, pruner, puller, quarrier, quarryman, ragsorter, rat, retainer, scab, scrubber, seasonal, seasonal worker, self-employed person, servant, sheller, shelver, shingler, shoveler, shoveller, skidder, skilled worker, skilled workman, slave, solderer, splicer, splitter, sprigger, stainer, stemmer, stemmer, strikebreaker, stringer, stripper, striver, supporter, tacker, tapper, teaser, temp, temporary, temporary worker, thrower, throwster, tier, tier up, tiler, toiler, topper, topper, trade unionist, trained worker, trimmer, tugger, twiner, union member, unionist, unpaid worker, volunteer, wallah, washer, waterman, winder, wiper, working girl, workmate


Antonymsnonworker

2. worker (person) a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)


SamplesWorkers of the world--unite!.


Synonymsprole, proletarian


Broader (hypernym)common man, common person, commoner


Narrower (hyponym)dogsbody


Member meronymlabor, labour, proletariat, working class

3. worker (animal) sterile member of a colony of social insects that forages for food and cares for the larvae


Broader (hypernym)insect


Narrower (hyponym)soldier, worker bee

4. worker (person) a person who acts and gets things done


SamplesHe's a principal actor in this affair.
When you want something done get a doer.
He's a miracle worker.


Synonymsactor, doer


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)animator, ball of fire, ball of fire, busy bee, demon, eager beaver, energiser, energizer, fireball, go-getter, human dynamo, live wire, man of action, man of deeds, powerhouse, sharpie, sharpy, vitaliser, vitalizer, whiz-kid, whizz-kid









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