HyperDic: worker

English > 4 senses of the word worker:
NOUNperson workera person who works at a specific occupation
person worker, proletarian, prolea member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
animalworkersterile member of a colony of social insects that forages / forages for food and cares for the larvae
person worker, actor, doera person who acts and gets things done
worker > pronunciation
Rhymesacre / Acre ... Zocor: 182 rhymes with ker...
English > worker: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who works at a specific occupation.
Example"he is a good worker"
Narrowerassistant, helper, help, supporterA person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
beaterA worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunter
bill poster, poster, bill stickersomeone who pastes up bills or placards on walls or billboards
bleacherA worker who bleaches (cloth or flour etc.)
boatman, boater, watermansomeone who drives or rides in a boat
cartersomeone whose work is driving carts
casterA worker who casts molten metal into finished products
charcoal burnerA worker whose job is to make charcoal
collector, gatherer, accumulatorA person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
comberA person who separates and straightens the fibers of cotton or wool
cornhuskerA worker who husks corn
driversomeone who drives animals that pull a vehicle
employableA person who is qualified and ready to work
employeeA worker who is hired to perform a job
finisherA worker who performs the last step in a manufacturing process
freelancer, freelance, free-lance, free lance, independent, self-employed personA writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
gutterA worker who guts / guts things (fish or buildings or cars etc.)
hangerA worker who hangs something
lamplighter(when gas was used for streetlights) a person who lights and extinguishes streetlights
melterA worker who melts substances (metal or wax etc.)
moonlighterA person who holds a second job (usually after hours)
mopperA worker who uses a mop to clean a surface
muzzlersomeone who muzzles animals
nailerA worker who attaches something by nailing it
oilerA worker who oils engines or machinery
part-timersomeone who works less than the customary or standard time
peelerA worker who peels the skins from fruits and vegetables
planterA worker who puts or sets seeds or seedlings into the ground
plier, plyersomeone who plies a trade
processorsomeone who processes things (foods or photographs or applicants etc.)
pruner, trimmerA worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs
puller, tugger, draggersomeone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something
quarryman, quarrierA man who works in a quarry
ragsorterA worker who sorts rags and old clothing for new uses (as in papermaking)
scab, strikebreaker, blackleg, ratsomeone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
scrubberA worker who uses a scrub brush to clean a surface (usually a floor or deck)
seasonal worker, seasonalA worker who finds employment / employment only in certain seasons
servant, retainerA person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
shellerA worker who removes shells (as of peas or oysters)
shelverA worker who puts things (as books) on shelves
shinglerA worker who shingles roofs
shoveler, shovellerA worker who shovels
skidderA worker who uses a skid to move logs
skilled worker, trained worker, skilled workmanA worker who has acquired special skills
slave, striver, hard workersomeone who works as hard as a slave
soldererA worker who joins or mends with solder
splicerA worker who splices ropes together by interweaving strands
splitterA worker who splits fish and removes the backbone
stainerA worker who stains (wood or fabric)
stemmerA worker who makes or applies stems for artificial flowers
stringerA worker who strings
stripper, stemmer, spriggerA worker who strips the stems from moistened tobacco leaves and binds the leaves together into books
tackerA worker who fastens things by tacking them (as with tacks or by spotwelding)
tapperA worker who uses a tap to cut screw threads
teaserA worker who teases wool
temp, temporary, temporary workerA worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis
throwster, throwerA person who twists silk or rayon filaments into a thread or yarn
tier, tier upA worker who ties something
tilerA worker who lays tile / tile
toilerOne who works strenuously
topperA worker who cuts tops off (of trees or vegetables etc.)
topperA worker who makes or adds the top to something
trade unionist, unionist, union memberA worker who belongs to a trade union
twinersomeone who intertwines (e.g. threads) or forms something by twisting or interlacing
volunteer, unpaid workerA person who performs voluntary work
wallahusually in combination
washersomeone who washes things for a living
winderA worker who winds / winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)
wiperA worker who wipes
working girlA young woman who is employed
workmateA fellow worker
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
OppositenonworkerA person who does nothing
Verbsworkbe employed
workexert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
English > worker: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA member of the working class (not necessarily employed).
Example"workers of the world--unite!"
Synonymsproletarian, prole
Member oflabor, labour, working class, proletariatA social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
NarrowerdogsbodyA worker who has to do all the unpleasant or boring jobs that no one else wants to do
Broadercommoner, common man, common personA person who holds no title
Spanishobrera, obrero, proletaria, proletario, trabajador
Catalanobrera, obrer, proletària, proletari
English > worker: 4 senses > noun 3, animal
Meaningsterile member of a colony of social insects that forages / forages for food and cares for the larvae.
NarrowersoldierA wingless sterile ant or termite having a large head and powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony
worker beesterile bee specialized to collect food and maintain the hive
Broaderinsectsmall air-breathing arthropod
Verbsworkexert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
English > worker: 4 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningA person who acts and gets things done.
Example "he's a miracle worker"
Synonymsactor, doer
Narrowerdemonsomeone extremely diligent or skillful
eager beaver, busy bee, live wire, sharpie, sharpyAn alert and energetic / energetic person
energizer, energiser, vitalizer, vitaliser, animatorsomeone who imparts energy and vitality and spirit to other people
go-getter, whizz-kid, whiz-kid, ball of firesomeone whose career progresses rapidly
man of action, man of deedssomeone inclined to act first and think later
powerhouse, human dynamo, ball of fire, fireballA highly energetic / energetic and indefatigable person
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishactor, factor, hacedor
Catalanfactor, faedor
Verbsworkexert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity

©2001-24 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict