Definitions for: Worker


[n] sterile member of a colony of social insects that forages for food and cares for the larvae
[n]
[n] 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"
[n] a member of the working class (not necessarily employed); "workers of the world--unite!"



Webster (1913) Definition: Work"er, n.
1. One who, or that which, works; a laborer; a performer; as,
a worker in brass.

Professors of holiness, but workers of iniquity.
--Shak.

2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the neuter, or sterile, individuals of
the social ants, bees, and white ants. The workers are
generally females having the sexual organs imperfectly
developed. See Ant, and White ant, under White.

Synonyms: actor, doer, prole, proletarian

Antonyms: nonworker

See Also: animator, assistant, ball of fire, beater, bill poster, bill sticker, blackleg, bleacher, boater, boatman, busy bee, carter, caster, charcoal burner, common man, common person, commoner, cornhusker, demon, dragger, driver, eager beaver, employee, energiser, energizer, finisher, fireball, freelance, go-getter, hanger, hard worker, help, helper, human, human dynamo, independent, individual, insect, labor, labour, lamplighter, live wire, man of action, man of deeds, melter, mopper, mortal, muzzler, nailer, oiler, part-timer, peeler, person, planter, plier, plyer, poster, powerhouse, processor, proletariat, pruner, puller, quarrier, quarryman, rat, retainer, scab, scrubber, self-employed person, servant, sharpie, sharpy, sheller, shelver, shingler, shoveler, shoveller, skidder, skilled worker, slave, solderer, soldier, somebody, someone, soul, splicer, splitter, stainer, strikebreaker, stringer, striver, supporter, tacker, tapper, teaser, temp, temporary worker, thrower, throwster, tier, tier up, tiler, toiler, topper, trained worker, trimmer, tugger, vitaliser, vitalizer, waterman, whiz-kid, whizz-kid, worker bee, working class

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