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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


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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