worker

DEFINITIONS OF: worker

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n a person who works at a specific occupation

“he is a good worker
Antonyms:
nonworker
a person who does nothing
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Floyd Bennett
United States aviator who (with Richard E. Byrd) piloted the first flight over the North Pole (1890-1928)
Louis Bleriot
French aviator who in 1909 made the first flight across the English Channel (1872-1936)
Gianbattista Bodoni
Italian printer who designed the Bodoni font (1740-1813)
Thomas Bowdler
English editor who in 1818 published an expurgated edition of the works of Shakespeare (1754-1825)
William Bradford
United States printer (born in England) whose press produced the first American prayer book and the New York City's first newspaper (1663-1752)
Ralph Johnson Bunche
United States diplomat and United Nations official (1904-1971)
William Caxton
English printer who in 1474 printed the first book in English (1422-1491)
James McKeen Cattell
American psychologist and editor (1860-1944)
Jacqueline Cochran
United States aviator who held several speed records and headed the women's Air Force pilots in World War II (1910-1980)
Damocles
the Greek courtier to Dionysius the Elder who (according to legend) was condemned to sit under a naked sword that was suspended by a hair in order to demonstrate to him that being a king was not the happy state Damocles had said it was (4th century BC)
James Harold Doolittle
United States Air Force officer who electrified the world in 1942 by leading a squadron of 16 bombers on a daylight raid over Tokyo (1896-1993)
Comtesse Du Barry
courtier and influential mistress of Louis XV who was guillotined during the French Revolution (1743-1793)
John Foster Dulles
United States diplomat who (as Secretary of State) pursued a policy of opposition to the USSR by providing aid to American allies (1888-1959)
Albrecht Durer
a leading German painter and engraver of the Renaissance (1471-1528)
Amelia Earhart
first woman aviator to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic (1928); while attempting to fly around the world she disappeared over the Pacific (1898-1937)
Ezra
a Jewish priest and scribe sent by the Persian king to restore Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem
Fannie Merritt Farmer
an expert on cooking whose cookbook has undergone many editions (1857-1915)
Benjamin Franklin
printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790)
John Kenneth Galbraith
United States economist (born in Canada) who served as ambassador to India (born in 1908)
Isabella Stewart Gardner
United States collector and patron of art who built a museum in Boston to house her collection and opened it to the public in 1903 (1840-1924)
Edmund Charles Edouard Genet
French diplomat who in 1793 tried to draw the United States into the war between France and England (1763-1834)
Frederic William Goudy
United States printer noted for designing typefaces (1865-1947)
Huig de Groot
Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)
Johannes Gutenberg
German printer who was the first in Europe to print using movable type and the first to use a press (1400-1468)
Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjold
Swedish diplomat who greatly extended the influence of the United Nations in peacekeeping matters (1905-1961)
William Averell Harriman
United States financier who negotiated a treaty with the Soviet Union banning tests of nuclear weapons (1891-1986)
Townsend Harris
United States diplomat who was instrumental in opening Japan to foreign trade (1804-1878)
Sir John Hawkins
English privateer involved in the slave trade; later helped build the fleet that in 1588 defeated the Spanish Armada (1532-1595)
William Hogarth
English artist noted for a series of engravings that satirized the affectations of his time (1697-1764)
Holbein the Younger
German painter and engraver noted for his portraits; he was commissioned by Henry VIII to provide portraits of the English king's prospective brides (1497-1543)
Irving Howe
United States editor (1920-1993)
Howard Robard Hughes
United States industrialist who was an aviator and a film producer; during the last years of his life he was a total recluse (1905-1976)
Cordell Hull
United States diplomat who did the groundwork for creating the United Nations (1871-1955)
John Jay
United States diplomat and jurist who negotiated peace treaties with Britain and served as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1829)
Henry Alfred Kissinger
United States diplomat who served under President Nixon and President Ford (born in 1923)
Le Duc Tho
Vietnamese diplomat who negotiated with Henry Kissinger to end the war in Vietnam (1911-1990)
Vicomte Ferdinand Marie de Lesseps
French diplomat who supervised the construction of the Suez Canal (1805-1894)
Trygve Halvden Lie
Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
Charles Augustus Lindbergh
United States aviator who in 1927 made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean (1902-1974)
Andrea Mantegna
Italian painter and engraver noted for his frescoes (1431-1506)
William Mitchell
United States aviator and general who was an early advocate of military air power (1879-1936)
Josef Michel Montgolfier
French inventor who (with his brother Jacques Etienne Montgolfier) pioneered hot-air ballooning (1740-1810)
Jacques Etienne Montgolfier
French inventor who (with his brother Josef Michel Montgolfier) pioneered hot-air ballooning (1745-1799)
William Morris
English poet and craftsman (1834-1896)
Nimrod
(Old Testament) a famous hunter
Sir Harold George Nicolson
English diplomat and author (1886-1968)
Thomas Nelson Page
United States diplomat and writer about the Old South (1853-1922)
Wiley Post
United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935)
Sir Walter Raleigh
English courtier (a favorite of Elizabeth I) who tried to colonize Virginia; introduced potatoes and tobacco to England (1552-1618)
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
wife of Franklin Roosevelt and a strong advocate of human rights (1884-1962)
Samson
(Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah
Alexander Selcraig
Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721)
Josiah Spode
English potter who started a pottery famous for its bone china (1754-1827)
Adlai Ewing Stevenson
United States politician and diplomat (1900-1968)
Sir John Suckling
English poet and courtier (1609-1642)
Seth Thomas
United States clockmaker who introduced mass production (1785-1859)
Kurt Waldheim
Austrian diplomat who was Secretary General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981; in 1986 he was elected president of Austria in spite of worldwide allegations that he had direct knowledge of Nazi atrocities during World War II (born in 1918)
Josiah Wedgwood
English potter (1730-1795)
Paul Bunyan
a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada
Ali Baba
the fictional woodcutter who discovered that `open sesame' opened a cave in the Arabian Nights' Entertainment
Ethan Allen
a soldier of the American Revolution whose troops helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British (1738-1789)
Chevalier de Bayard
French soldier said to be fearless and chivalrous (1473-1524)
Cesare Borgia
Italian cardinal and military leader; model for Machiavelli's prince (1475-1507)
Warren Earl Burger
United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by Richard Nixon (1907-1995)
Richard Evelyn Byrd
explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
Salmon Portland Chase
United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
Thomas Chippendale
a British cabinetmaker remembered for his graceful designs (especially of chairs) which influenced his contemporaries (1718-1779)
Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac
a French soldier and dramatist remembered chiefly for fighting many duels (often over the size of his nose); was immortalized in 1897 in a play by Edmond Rostand (1619-1655)
Stephen Decatur
United States naval officer remembered for his heroic deeds (1779-1820)
Admiral Dewey
a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War
Alfred Dreyfus
French army officer of Jewish descent whose false imprisonment for treason in 1894 raised issues of anti-Semitism that dominated French politics until his release in 1906 (1859-1935)
Oliver Ellsworth
United States jurist and the third chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1807)
David Glasgow Farragut
United States admiral who commanded Union ships during the American Civil War (1801-1870)
Melville Weston Fuller
United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)
Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko
Soviet ambassador to the United States and to the United Nations (1909-1989)
Thomas Wentworth Storrow Higginson
United States writer and soldier who led the first Black regiment in the Union Army (1823-1911)
Charles Evans Hughes
United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1862-1948)
Isaac Hull
United States naval officer who commanded the `Constitution' during the War of 1812 and won a series of brilliant victories against the British (1773-1843)
Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros
prelate who was the confessor of Isabella I and who was later appointed Grand Inquisitor (1436-1517)
Joseph
(New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus
Tadeusz Andrzej Bonawentura Kosciuszko
Polish patriot and soldier who fought with Americans in the American Revolution (1746-1817)
Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier
French soldier who served under George Washington in the American Revolution (1757-1834)
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)
Lighthorse Harry Lee
soldier of the American Revolution (1756-1818)
Alfred Thayer Mahan
United States naval officer and historian (1840-1914)
John Marshall
United States jurist; as chief justice of the Supreme Court he established the principles of United States constitutional law (1755-1835)
Mohammed Ali
Albanian soldier in the service of Turkey who was made viceroy of Egypt and took control away from the Ottoman Empire and established Egypt as a modern state (1769-1849)
Daniel Morgan
soldier in the American Revolution who defeated the British in the battle of Cowpens, South Carolina (1736-1802)
Chester William Nimitz
United States admiral of the Pacific fleet during World War II who used aircraft carriers to destroy the Japanese navy (1885-1966)
Sir Henry Percy
English soldier killed in a rebellion against Henry IV (1364-1403)
Juan Domingo Peron
Argentine soldier who became president of Argentina (1895-1974)
Matthew Calbraith Perry
United States admiral who led a naval expedition to Japan and signed a treaty in 1854 opening up trade relations between United States and Japan; brother of Oliver Hazard Perry (1794-1858)
William Hubbs Rehnquist
United States jurist who served as an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1972 until 1986, when he was appointed chief justice (born in 1924)
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
the most decorated United States combat pilot in World War I (1890-1973)
Hyman George Rickover
United States admiral who advocated the development of nuclear submarines (1900-1986)
John Rutledge
United States jurist and second chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; he was appointed by George Washington and briefly served as chief justice but was ultimately rejected by the United States Senate (1739-1800)
Jan Christian Smuts
South African statesman and soldier (1870-1950)
Harlan Fisk Stone
United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
William Howard Taft
27th President of the United States and later chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1857-1930)
Tancred
Norman leader in the First Crusade who played an important role in the capture of Jerusalem (1078-1112)
Roger Brooke Taney
United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; remembered for his ruling that slaves and their descendants have no rights as citizens (1777-1864)
Tomas de Torquemada
the Spaniard who as Grand Inquisitor was responsible for the death of thousands of Jews and suspected witches during the Spanish Inquisition (1420-1498)
Frederick Moore Vinson
United States jurist who served as chief justice of the Supreme Court (1890-1953)
Morrison Remick Waite
United States jurist who was appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1874 by President Grant (1816-1888)
Earl Warren
United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)
Edward Douglas White Jr.
United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)
John Paul Jones
American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792)
Captain Kidd
Scottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701)
Baron Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding
British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)
Sir Arthur Travers Harris
British marshal of the Royal Air Force; during World War II he directed mass bombing raids against German cities that resulted in heavy civilian casualties (1892-1984)
Duc d'Elchingen
French marshal in the Napoleonic Wars (1769-1815)
Oliver Hazard Perry
United States commodore who led the fleet that defeated the British on Lake Erie during the War of 1812; brother of Matthew Calbraith Perry (1785-1819)
Hermann Maurice Saxe
a French marshal who distinguished himself in the War of the Austrian Succession (1696-1750)
Gnaeus Julius Agricola
Roman general who was governor of Britain and extended Roman rule north to the Firth of Forth (37-93)
Alcibiades
ancient Athenian statesman and general in the Peloponnesian War (circa 450-404 BC)
Antigonus Cyclops
a general of Alexander the Great and king of Macedonia; lost one eye; killed in a battle at Ipsus (382-301 BC)
Marcus Antonius
Roman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars; repudiated his wife for the Egyptian queen Cleopatra; they were defeated by Octavian at Actium (83-30 BC)
Benedict Arnold
United States general and traitor in the American Revolution; in 1780 his plan to surrender West Point to the British was foiled (1741-1801)
Belisarius
Byzantine general under Justinian I; he recovered former Roman territories in northern Africa and fought against the Persians
Belshazzar
(Old Testament) Babylonian general and son of Nebuchadnezzar II; according to the Old Testament he was warned of his doom by divine handwriting on the wall that was interpreted by Daniel (6th century BC)
Captain Bligh
British admiral; was captain of the H.M.S. Bounty in 1789 when part of the crew mutinied and set him afloat in an open boat; a few weeks later he arrived safely in Timor 4,000 miles away (1754-1817)
El Libertador
Venezuelan statesman who led the revolt of South American colonies against Spanish rule; founded Bolivia in 1825 (1783-1830)
Omar Nelson Bradley
United States general who played an important role in the Allied victory in World War II (1893-1981)
Braxton Bragg
Confederate general during the American Civil War who was defeated by Grant in the battle of Chattanooga (1817-1876)
Gentleman Johnny
British general in the American Revolution who captured Fort Ticonderoga but lost the battle of Saratoga in 1777 (1722-1792)
Ambrose Everett Burnside
United States general in the American Civil War who was defeated by Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Fredericksburg (1824-1881)
Gaius Julius Caesar
conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC)
Chiang Chung-cheng
Chinese military and political figure; in the Chinese civil war that followed World War II he was defeated by the Chinese communists and in 1949 was forced to withdraw to Taiwan where he served as president of Nationalist China until his death (1897-1975)
First Duke of Marlborough
English general considered one of the greatest generals in history (1650-1722)
Mark Wayne Clark
United States general who was Allied commander in Africa and Italy in World War II and was commander of the United Nations forces in Korea (1896-1984)
Karl von Clausewitz
Prussian general and military theorist who proposed a doctrine of total war and war as an extension of diplomacy (1780-1831)
Lucius DuBignon Clay
United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978)
Baron Clive of Plassey
British general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774)
First Marquess Cornwallis
commander of the British forces in the American War of Independence; was defeated by American and French troops at Yorktown (1738-1805)
Oliver Cromwell
English general and statesman who led the parliamentary army in the English Civil War (1599-1658)
Butcher Cumberland
English general; son of George II; fought unsuccessfully in the battle of Fontenoy (1721-1765)
George Armstrong Custer
United States general who was killed along with all his command by the Sioux at the Battle of Little Bighorn (1839-1876)
Moshe Dayan
Israeli general and statesman (1915-1981)
Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle
French general and statesman who became very popular during World War II as the leader of the Free French forces in exile (1890-1970)
Demetrius Poliorcetes
son of Antigonus Cyclops and king of Macedonia; he and his father were defeated at the battle of Ipsus (337-283 BC)
Sir Francis Drake
English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
Dwight David Eisenhower
United States general who supervised the invasion of Normandy and the defeat of Nazi Germany; 34th President of the United States (1890-1961)
Prince Eugene of Savoy
Austrian general in the service of the Holy Roman Empire during the War of the Spanish Succession (1663-1736)
Gaius Flaminius
Roman statesman and general who built the Flaminian Way; died when he was defeated by Hannibal (died 217 BC)
Francisco Franco
Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)
Giuseppe Garibaldi
Italian patriot whose conquest of Sicily and Naples led to the formation of the Italian state (1807-1882)
Ulysses Simpson Grant
18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885)
Leslie Richard Groves
United States general who served as military director of the atomic bomb project (1896-1970)
Hannibal
general who commanded the Carthaginian army in the second Punic War; crossed the Alps and defeated the Romans but was recalled to defend Carthage and was defeated (247-182 BC)
Hasdrubal
general who commanded a Carthaginian army in Spain; joined his brother Hannibal in Italy and was killed by the Romans at the battle of Metaurus River (died 207 BC)
Paul Ludwig von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg
German field marshal and statesman; as president of the Weimar Republic he reluctantly appointed Hitler as chancellor in 1933 (1847-1934)
Holofernes
(Apocrypha) the Assyrian general who was decapitated by the biblical heroine Judith
Fighting Joe Hooker
United States general in the Union Army who was defeated at Chancellorsville by Robert E. Lee (1814-1879)
Samuel Houston
United States politician and military leader who fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to make it a part of the United States (1793-1863)
Andrew Jackson
7th president of the US; successfully defended New Orleans from the British in 1815; expanded the power of the presidency (1767-1845)
Thomas Jonathan Jackson
general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War whose troops at the first Battle of Bull Run stood like a stone wall (1824-1863)
Joseph Jacques Cesaire Joffre
French field marshal who commanded the Allied armies in France during World War II (1852-1931)
Joseph Eggleston Johnston
Confederate general in the American Civil War; led the Confederate troops in the West (1807-1891)
Joseph ben Matthias
Jewish general who led the revolt of the Jews against the Romans and then wrote a history of those events (37-100)
First Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
British field marshal (1850-1916)
Mikhail Ilarionovich Kutuzov
Russian field marshal who commanded the Russian opposition to Napoleon (1745-1813)
Robert Edward Lee
American general who led the Confederate Armies in the American Civil War (1807-1870)
Lucius Licinius Lucullus
Roman general famous for self-indulgence and giving lavish banquets (circa 110-57 BC)
Lucius Licinius Luculus
Roman general famous for giving lavish banquets (110-57 BC)
Lysander
Spartan general who defeated the Athenians in the final battle of the Peloponnesian War (died in 395 BC)
Lysimachus
Macedonian general under Alexander the Great; with Seleucus he defeated Antigonus and Demetrius at the battle of Ipsus (circa 355-281 BC)
Douglas MacArthur
United States general who served as chief of staff and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II; he accepted the surrender of Japan (1880-1964)
George Catlett Marshall
United States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880-1959)
George Gordon Meade
United States general in charge of the Union troops at the Battle of Gettysburg (1815-1872)
Miltiades
Athenian general who defeated the Persians at Marathon (540-489)
1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
English general during World War II; won victories over Rommel in North Africa and led British ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1887-1976)
Napoleon Bonaparte
French general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821)
Viscount Nelson
English admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758-1805)
John Joseph Pershing
United States general who commanded the American forces in Europe during World War I (1860-1948)
George Edward Pickett
American Confederate general known for leading a disastrous charge at Gettysburg (1825-1875)
Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus
Roman general and statesman who quarrelled with Caesar and fled to Egypt where he was murdered (106-48 BC)
Colin luther Powell
United States general who was the first African American to serve as chief of staff; later served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush (born 1937)
Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur
French general who commanded French troops in the American Revolution, notably at Yorktown (1725-1807)
Erwin Rommel
German field marshal noted for brilliant generalship in North Africa during World War II (1891-1944)
Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt
German field marshal in World War II who directed the conquest of Poland and led the Ardennes counteroffensive (1875-1953)
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
Mexican general who tried to crush the Texas revolt and who lost battles to Winfield Scott and Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War (1795-1876)
Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major
Roman general who commanded the invasion of Carthage in the second Punic War and defeated Hannibal at Zama (circa 237-183 BC)
Winfield Scott
United States general who was a hero of the War of 1812 and who defeated Santa Anna in the Mexican War (1786-1866)
Seleucus I Nicator
Macedonian general who accompanied Alexander the Great into Asia; founded a line of kings who reigned in Asia Minor until 65 BC (358-281 BC)
William Tecumseh Sherman
United States general who was commander of all Union troops in the West; he captured Atlanta and led a destructive march to the sea that cut the Confederacy in two (1820-1891)
Siraj-ud-daula
Indian general and nawab of Bengal who opposed the colonization of India by England; he captured Calcutta in 1756 and many of his prisoners suffocated in a crowded room that became known as the Black Hole of Calcutta; he was defeated at the battle of Plassey by a group of Indian nobles in alliance with Robert Clive (1728-1757)
Joseph Warren Stilwell
United States general who commanded the Allied forces in China and Burma and India during World War II (1883-1946)
Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix
Roman general and dictator (138-78 BC)
Albrecht Eusebius Wenzel von Wallenstein
Austrian general who fought for the Hapsburgs during the Thirty Years' War (1583-1634)
President Washington
1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
Archibald Percival Wavell
British field marshal in North Africa in World War II; he defeated the Italians before being defeated by the Germans (1883-1950)
Mad Anthony Wayne
American general during the American Revolution (1745-1796)
First Duke of Wellington
British general and statesman; he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo; subsequently served as Prime Minister (1769-1852)
Xenophon
Greek general and historian; student of Socrates (430-355 BC)
Isoroku Yamamoto
Japanese admiral who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 (1884-1943)
Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov
Soviet general who during World Warr II directed the counteroffensive at Stalingrad and relieved Leningrad and captured Berlin (1896-1974)
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caster
a worker who casts molten metal into finished products
finisher
a worker who performs the last step in a manufacturing process
assistant, help, helper, supporter
a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
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.)
boater, boatman, waterman
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, free-lance, freelance, freelancer, independent, self-employed person
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
dragger, puller, tugger
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, rat, scab, strikebreaker
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
retainer, servant
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
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, slave, striver
someone who works as hard as a slave
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
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)
tapper
a worker who uses a tap to cut screw threads
teaser
a worker who teases wool
temp, temporary, temporary worker
a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis
toiler
one who works strenuously
thrower, throwster
a person who twists silk or rayon filaments into a thread or yarn
tier, tier up
a worker who ties something
tiler
a worker who lays tile
topper
a worker who cuts tops off (of trees or vegetables etc.)
topper
a worker who makes or adds the top to something
trade unionist, union member, unionist
a worker who belongs to a trade union
twiner
someone who intertwines (e.g. threads) or forms something by twisting or interlacing
unpaid worker, volunteer
a person who performs voluntary work
wallah
usually in combination: person in charge of or employed at a particular thing
washer
someone who washes things for a living
winder
a worker who winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)
wiper
a worker who wipes
working girl
a young woman who is employed
workmate
a fellow worker
coadjutor
an assistant to a bishop
accomplice, confederate
a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)
aide, auxiliary
someone who acts as assistant
aquanaut, oceanaut
a skilled worker who can live in underwater installations and participate in scientific research
armorer, armourer
a worker skilled in making armor or arms
attendant, attender, tender
someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
aeronaut, airman, aviator, flier, flyer
someone who operates an aircraft
baker, bread maker
someone who bakes bread or cake
balloonist
someone who flies a balloon
barkeep, barkeeper, barman, bartender, mixologist
an employee who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar
bat boy
(baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment
body servant
a valet or personal maid
breaker, ledgeman
a quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone
butcher, slaughterer
a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market
cabin boy
a young man acting as a servant on a ship
calligrapher, calligraphist
someone skilled in penmanship
candy striper
a volunteer worker in a hospital
canoeist, paddler
someone paddling a canoe
charioteer
the driver of a chariot
clerk
an employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records or accounts)
coachman
a man who drives a coach (or carriage)
coiner, minter, moneyer
a skilled worker who coins or stamps money
company man
an employee whose first loyalty is to the company rather than to fellow workers
conductor
the person who collects fares on a public conveyance
cook
someone who cooks food
copyist, scribe, scrivener
someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
copywriter
a person employed to write advertising or publicity copy
artificer, artisan, craftsman, journeyman
a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
crewman
a member of a work crew
crew member, crewman
a member of a flight crew
cutter
someone whose work is cutting (as e.g. cutting cloth for garments)
deliverer, delivery boy, deliveryman
someone employed to make deliveries
dental assistant
an assistant to a dentist
dental hygienist
someone trained to provide preventive dental service (cleaning teeth or taking x-rays)
deputy, lieutenant
an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
dining-room attendant, restaurant attendant
someone employed to provide service in a dining room
dispatcher
employee of a transportation company who controls the departures of vehicles according to weather conditions and in the interest of efficient service
dog catcher
an employee of a municipal pound who is hired to round up stray dogs and cats
domestic, domestic help, house servant
a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
draftsman, draftsperson, draughtsman
a skilled worker who draws plans of buildings or machines
actor's assistant, dresser
a wardrobe assistant for an actor
dyer
someone whose job is to dye cloth
editor, editor in chief
a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication; the person who determines the final content of a text (especially of a newspaper or magazine)
electrician, lineman, linesman
a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines
engraver
a skilled worker who can inscribe designs or writing onto a surface by carving or etching
aesthetician, esthetician
a worker skilled in giving beauty treatments (manicures and facials etc.)
event planner
someone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)
facilitator
someone who makes progress easier
factotum
a servant employed to do a variety of jobs
familiar
a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
ferryman
a man who operates a ferry
fisher, fisherman
someone whose occupation is catching fish
floater
an employee who is reassigned from job to job as needed
floorwalker, shopwalker
an employee of a retail store who supervises sales personnel and helps with customer problems
flower girl
a young girl who carries flowers in a (wedding) procession
founder
a worker who makes metal castings
framer
someone who makes frames (as for pictures)
fumigator
someone whose job is to fumigate
galvaniser, galvanizer
a skilled worker who coats iron or steel with zinc
gardener
someone employed to work in a garden
gasman
someone employed by a gas company
gilder
someone whose occupation is to apply an overlay of gold or gilt
girl Friday
a female assistant who has a range of duties
gleaner
someone who gathers something in small pieces (e.g. information) slowly and carefully
gofer
an employee whose duties include running errands
gondolier, gondoliere
a (Venetian) boatman who propels a gondola
grip
worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made
harpooneer, harpooner
someone who launches harpoons
enforcer, hatchet man
one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior
hire
a newly hired employee
hired help
employee hired for domestic or farm work (often used in the singular to refer to several employees collectively)
hireling, pensionary
a person who works only for money
hunter, huntsman
someone who hunts game
indexer
someone who provides an index
cat's-paw, instrument, pawn
a person used by another to gain an end
jobholder
an employee who holds a regular job
birthing coach, doula, labor coach, monitrice
an assistant (often the father of the soon-to-be-born child) who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes
flunkey, flunky, lackey
a male servant (especially a footman)
laminator
a person who makes laminates (especially plastic laminates)
lasher
a driver who urges the animals on with lashes of a whip
line worker
an employee who works on an assembly line
liveryman
a worker in a livery stable
lobsterman
a person whose occupation is catching lobsters
lockkeeper, lockman, lockmaster
a worker in charge of a lock (on a canal)
underboss
an assistant or second-in-command to a chief (especially in a crime syndicate)
mahout
the driver and keeper of an elephant
major-domo, seneschal
the chief steward or butler of a great household
fashion model, manakin, manikin, mannequin, mannikin, model
a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
manservant
a man servant
fixer, mender, repairer
a skilled worker who mends or repairs things
menial
a domestic servant
model, poser
a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor
funeral director, funeral undertaker, mortician, undertaker
one whose business is the management of funerals
mounter
a skilled worker who mounts pictures or jewels etc.
oarsman, rower
someone who rows a boat
office boy
a young man who is employed to do odd jobs in a business office
functionary, official
a worker who holds or is invested with an office
oilman
a worker who produces or sells petroleum
lens maker, optician
a worker who makes glasses for remedying defects of vision
organization man
an employee who sacrifices his own individuality for the good of an organization
painter
a worker who is employed to cover objects with paint
paraprofessional
a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional
perfecter
a skilled worker who perfects something
phlebotomist
someone who practices phlebotomy
plaiter
someone who plaits (hair or fabric etc.)
plasterer
a worker skilled in applying plaster
plater
a skilled worker who coats articles with a film of metal (usually silver or gold)
pledge taker
a volunteer who records (usually by telephone) contributions pledged in a fund drive
Pullman porter, porter
a railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on sleeping cars)
potboy, potman
a worker in an inn or public house who serves customers and does various chores
powder monkey
someone who carries explosives (as from the magazine to the guns on board a warship)
power worker, power-station worker
a worker at a power station
pressman, printer
someone whose occupation is printing
projectionist
the person who operates the projector in a movie house
prompter, theater prompter
someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech
public servant
someone who holds a government position (either by election or appointment)
punter
someone who propels a boat with a pole
refiner
one whose work is to refine a specific thing
preserver, refinisher, renovator, restorer
a skilled worker who is employed to restore or refinish buildings or antique furniture
registrar
a person employed to keep a record of the owners of stocks and bonds issued by the company
rent collector
a person who goes from house to house collecting rents for the owner
chief assistant, man Friday, right-hand man
the most helpful assistant
riveter, rivetter
a worker who inserts and hammers rivets
router
a worker who routes shipments for distribution and delivery
crewman, sailor
any member of a ship's crew
sales rep, sales representative, salesperson
a person employed to represent a business and to sell its merchandise (as to customers in a store or to customers who are visited)
sandwichman
a person with advertising boards hanging from the shoulders
scullion
a kitchen servant employed to do menial tasks (especially washing)
secretarial assistant, secretary
an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
servant girl, serving girl
a girl who is a servant
man, military man, military personnel, serviceman
someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
shearer
a skilled worker who shears the wool off of sheep or other animals
sidesman
(Church of England) an assistant to the churchwarden; collects offerings of money in the church
skinner
a person who prepares or deals in animal skins
metalworker, smith
someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable)
smith
someone who works at something specified
spotter
a worker employed to apply spots (as markers or identifiers)
spotter
a worker employed at a dry-cleaning establishment to remove spots
staff member, staffer
an employee who is a member of a staff of workers (especially a member of the staff that works for the President of the United States)
stage technician, stagehand
an employee of a theater who performs work involved in putting on a theatrical production
stitcher
a garmentmaker who performs the finishing steps
stock-taker, stocktaker
an employee whose job is to take inventory
cutter, stonecutter
someone who cuts or carves stone
foot soldier, subordinate, subsidiary, underling
an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
sweeper
an employee who sweeps (floors or streets etc.)
teamster
the driver of a team of horses doing hauling
technician
someone whose occupation involves training in a specific technical process
toll agent, toll collector, toll taker, toller, tollgatherer, tollkeeper, tollman
someone employed to collect tolls
railroad man, railroader, railway man, railwayman, trainman
an employee of a railroad
piano tuner, tuner
someone who tunes pianos
turncock
one employed to control water supply by turning water mains on and off
turner
a lathe operator
turtler
someone whose occupation is hunting turtles
typist
someone paid to operate a typewriter
vigilance man, vigilante
member of a vigilance committee
voicer
someone who regulates the tone of organ pipes
vulcaniser, vulcanizer
someone who vulcanizes rubber to improve its strength and resiliency
waggoner, wagoner
the driver of a wagon
wall-paperer, wallpaperer
a worker who papers walls
laundryman, washerman
operates industrial washing machine
laundress, laundrywoman, washerwoman, washwoman
a working woman who takes in washing
water boy, waterer
an assistant who supplies drinking water
whipper-in
huntsman's assistant in managing the hounds
window washer
someone who washes windows
wireman, wirer
a worker who installs and repairs electric wiring
working man, working person, workingman, workman
an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

n sterile member of a colony of social insects that forages for food and cares for the larvae

Types:
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
Type of:
insect
small air-breathing arthropod

n a person who acts and gets things done

“he's a miracle worker
Synonyms:
actor, doer
Types:
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demon
someone extremely diligent or skillful
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
ball of fire, go-getter, whiz-kid, whizz-kid
someone whose career progresses rapidly
man of action, man of deeds
someone inclined to act first and think later
ball of fire, fireball, human dynamo, powerhouse
a highly energetic and indefatigable person
goffer, gopher
a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)
self-starter
an energetic person with unusual initiative
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

n a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)

workers of the world--unite!”
Synonyms:
prole, proletarian
Types:
dogsbody
a worker who has to do all the unpleasant or boring jobs that no one else wants to do
Type of:
common man, common person, commoner
a person who holds no title
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