skilled workman

Definitions of skilled workman

n a worker who has acquired special skills

skilled worker, trained worker
show 188 examples...
hide 188 examples...
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)
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)
Cesare Borgia
Italian cardinal and military leader; model for Machiavelli's prince (1475-1507)
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)
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)
William Caxton
English printer who in 1474 printed the first book in English (1422-1491)
James McKeen Cattell
American psychologist and editor (1860-1944)
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)
Jacqueline Cochran
United States aviator who held several speed records and headed the women's Air Force pilots in World War II (1910-1980)
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
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)
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)
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)
Oliver Ellsworth
United States jurist and the third chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1807)
Fannie Merritt Farmer
an expert on cooking whose cookbook has undergone many editions (1857-1915)
David Glasgow Farragut
United States admiral who commanded Union ships during the American Civil War (1801-1870)
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)
Melville Weston Fuller
United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)
John Kenneth Galbraith
United States economist (born in Canada) who served as ambassador to India (born in 1908)
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)
Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko
Soviet ambassador to the United States and to the United Nations (1909-1989)
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)
Thomas Wentworth Storrow Higginson
United States writer and soldier who led the first Black regiment in the Union Army (1823-1911)
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)
Charles Evans Hughes
United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1862-1948)
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)
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)
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)
Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros
prelate who was the confessor of Isabella I and who was later appointed Grand Inquisitor (1436-1517)
(New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus
Henry Alfred Kissinger
United States diplomat who served under President Nixon and President Ford (born in 1923)
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)
Le Duc Tho
Vietnamese diplomat who negotiated with Henry Kissinger to end the war in Vietnam (1911-1990)
Lighthorse Harry Lee
soldier of the American Revolution (1756-1818)
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)
Alfred Thayer Mahan
United States naval officer and historian (1840-1914)
Andrea Mantegna
Italian painter and engraver noted for his frescoes (1431-1506)
John Marshall
United States jurist; as chief justice of the Supreme Court he established the principles of United States constitutional law (1755-1835)
William Mitchell
United States aviator and general who was an early advocate of military air power (1879-1936)
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)
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)
Daniel Morgan
soldier in the American Revolution who defeated the British in the battle of Cowpens, South Carolina (1736-1802)
William Morris
English poet and craftsman (1834-1896)
(Old Testament) a famous hunter
Sir Harold George Nicolson
English diplomat and author (1886-1968)
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)
Thomas Nelson Page
United States diplomat and writer about the Old South (1853-1922)
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)
Wiley Post
United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935)
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)
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
wife of Franklin Roosevelt and a strong advocate of human rights (1884-1962)
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)
(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)
Jan Christian Smuts
South African statesman and soldier (1870-1950)
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)
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)
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)
Seth Thomas
United States clockmaker who introduced mass production (1785-1859)
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)
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)
Earl Warren
United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)
Josiah Wedgwood
English potter (1730-1795)
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)
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)
Byzantine general under Justinian I; he recovered former Roman territories in northern Africa and fought against the Persians
(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)
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)
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)
(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)
Spartan general who defeated the Athenians in the final battle of the Peloponnesian War (died in 395 BC)
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)
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)
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)
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)
show 229 types...
hide 229 types...
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
aeronaut, airman, aviator, flier, flyer
someone who operates an aircraft
baker, bread maker
someone who bakes bread or cake
someone who flies a balloon
butcher, slaughterer
a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market
calligrapher, calligraphist
someone skilled in penmanship
coiner, minter, moneyer
a skilled worker who coins or stamps money
someone who cooks food
artificer, artisan, craftsman, journeyman
a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
crew member, crewman
a member of a flight crew
someone whose work is cutting (as e.g. cutting cloth for garments)
dental hygienist
someone trained to provide preventive dental service (cleaning teeth or taking x-rays)
draftsman, draftsperson, draughtsman
a skilled worker who draws plans of buildings or machines
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
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.)
fisher, fisherman
someone whose occupation is catching fish
a worker who makes metal castings
someone who makes frames (as for pictures)
someone whose job is to fumigate
galvaniser, galvanizer
a skilled worker who coats iron or steel with zinc
someone whose occupation is to apply an overlay of gold or gilt
worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made
harpooneer, harpooner
someone who launches harpoons
hunter, huntsman
someone who hunts game
someone who provides an index
a person who makes laminates (especially plastic laminates)
a person whose occupation is catching lobsters
lockkeeper, lockman, lockmaster
a worker in charge of a lock (on a canal)
fixer, mender, repairer
a skilled worker who mends or repairs things
funeral director, funeral undertaker, mortician, undertaker
one whose business is the management of funerals
a skilled worker who mounts pictures or jewels etc.
functionary, official
a worker who holds or is invested with an office
a worker who produces or sells petroleum
lens maker, optician
a worker who makes glasses for remedying defects of vision
a worker who is employed to cover objects with paint
a skilled worker who perfects something
someone who practices phlebotomy
someone who plaits (hair or fabric etc.)
a worker skilled in applying plaster
a skilled worker who coats articles with a film of metal (usually silver or gold)
power worker, power-station worker
a worker at a power station
pressman, printer
someone whose occupation is printing
the person who operates the projector in a movie house
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
riveter, rivetter
a worker who inserts and hammers rivets
a worker who routes shipments for distribution and delivery
crewman, sailor
any member of a ship's crew
man, military man, military personnel, serviceman
someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
a skilled worker who shears the wool off of sheep or other animals
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)
someone who works at something specified
someone whose occupation involves training in a specific technical process
piano tuner, tuner
someone who tunes pianos
a lathe operator
someone whose occupation is hunting turtles
someone who regulates the tone of organ pipes
vulcaniser, vulcanizer
someone who vulcanizes rubber to improve its strength and resiliency
wall-paperer, wallpaperer
a worker who papers walls
wireman, wirer
a worker who installs and repairs electric wiring
a painter who applies a finishing coat
a member of an aircrew
air force officer, commander
an officer in the airforce
angler, troller
a fisherman who uses a hook and line
the technician who produces animated cartoons
an editor who makes selections for an anthology
a humorous but derogatory term for an official of a large organization (especially a political organization)
an official who is appointed
a maker of arrows
art editor
an editor who is responsible for illustrations and layouts in printed matter
artilleryman, cannoneer, gunner, machine gunner
a serviceman in the artillery
airwoman, aviatress, aviatrix
a woman aviator
an officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.
a minor parish official who serves a ceremonial function
beautician, cosmetician
someone who works in a beauty parlor
bell founder
a person who casts metal bells
a smith who forges and shapes iron with a hammer and anvil
bluejacket, navy man, sailor, sailor boy
a serviceman in the navy
a worker whose trade is binding books
bounty hunter
a hunter who kills predatory wild animals in order to collect a bounty
a craftsman skilled in building with bricks
administrative official, bureaucrat
an official of a bureaucracy
an official who performs the duties of an office temporarily
a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable
census taker, enumerator
someone who collects census data by visiting individual homes
church officer
a church official
city father
an important municipal official
civil servant
a public official who is a member of the civil service
clockmaker, clocksmith
someone whose occupation is making or repairing clocks and watches
a craftsman who makes the bodies of motor vehicles
commando, ranger
a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids
commissar, political commissar
an official of the Communist Party who was assigned to teach party principles to a military unit
compositor, setter, typesetter, typographer
one who sets written material into type
Comptroller General
a United States federal official who supervises expenditures and settles claims against the government
Comptroller of the Currency
a United States federal official who regulates the national banks
construction worker, hard hat
a worker skilled in building offices or dwellings etc.
a professional cook
cookie, cooky
the cook on a ranch or at a camp
barrel maker, cooper
a craftsman who makes or repairs wooden barrels or tubs
someone who makes articles from copper
copy editor, copyreader, text editor
an editor who prepares text for publication
a huntsman who hunts small animals with fast dogs that use sight rather than scent to follow their prey
a craftsman who curries leather for use
a person who mends by darning
deer hunter
hunter of deer
dental technician, denturist
someone who makes dental appliances (bridges and dentures)
die-sinker, diemaker, diesinker
someone who makes dies
diplomat, diplomatist
an official engaged in international negotiations
conscript, draftee, inductee
someone who is drafted into military service
duck hunter
hunter of ducks
an assistant editor
elected official
official who won the office in a free election
a plater who uses electrolysis
a mortician who treats corpses with preservatives
enlisted person
a serviceman who ranks below a commissioned officer
an official charged with the care of the horses of princes or nobles
bowdleriser, bowdlerizer, expurgator
a person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages
falconer, hawker
a person who breeds and trains hawks and who follows the sport of falconry
fire marshall
an official who is responsible for the prevention and investigation of fires
fire warden, forest fire fighter, ranger
an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest
someone who operates a forge
someone who hunts wild birds for food
fry cook
a cook who specializes in fried foods
an electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set
garment cutter
someone who cuts cloth etc. to measure in making garments
gem cutter
one who cuts and shapes precious stones
someone skilled in blowing bottles from molten glass
glass cutter, glass-cutter, glassworker, glazer, glazier
someone who cuts flat glass to size
glass cutter, glass-cutter
someone who cuts or grinds designs on glass
gold-beater, goldbeater
an artisan who beats gold into gold leaf
someone who makes or repairs guns
hairdresser, hairstylist, styler, stylist
someone who cuts or beautifies hair
a member of the crew of a ship
hearing examiner, hearing officer
an official appointed by a government agency to conduct an investigation or administrative hearing so that the agency can exercise its statutory powers
hangover, holdover
an official who remains in office after his term
house painter
a painter of houses a similar buildings
a woman hunter
incumbent, officeholder
the official who holds an office
an official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition
invalidator, nullifier, voider
an official who can invalidate or nullify
judge, jurist, justice
a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
someone who buys up old horses for slaughter
lapidary, lapidist
a skilled worker who cuts and engraves precious stones
an East Indian sailor
a painter of letters
an official who can issue a license or give authoritative permission (especially one who licenses publications)
someone who hunts lions
someone who makes or repairs locks
a craftsman who makes stringed instruments (as lutes or guitars or violins)
mace, macebearer, macer
an official who carries a mace of office
machinist, mechanic, shop mechanic
a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools
managing editor
the editor in charge of all editorial activities of a newspaper or magazine
any high government official or bureaucrat
Marine, devil dog, leatherneck, shipboard soldier
a member of the United States Marine Corps
Jack, Jack-tar, gob, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, tar
a man who serves as a sailor
mason, stonemason
a craftsman who works with stone or brick
military officer, officer
any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command
someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill)
newspaper editor
the editor of a newspaper
a member of the armed forces who does not participate in combat (e.g. a chaplain or surgeon)
notary, notary public
someone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and to take depositions
someone who gives formal notice
a member of a military force who is residing in a conquered foreign country
officeholder, officer
someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust
agent, federal agent
any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau
paperer, paperhanger
one whose occupation is decorating walls with wallpaper
airplane pilot, pilot
someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
pipe fitter, plumber
a craftsman who installs and repairs pipes and fixtures and appliances
(Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order
postmaster general
the official in charge of the national postal service
someone who hunts for food (not for sport)
ceramicist, ceramist, potter, thrower
a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln
a cook who preserves fruits or meat
privateer, privateersman
an officer or crew member of a privateer
an official in a modern colony who has considerable administrative power
proofreader, reader
someone who reads proof in order to find errors and mark corrections
prosecuting attorney, prosecuting officer, prosecutor, public prosecutor
a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
any of several public officials of ancient Rome (usually in charge of finance and administration)
an official who enlists personnel for military service
redact, redactor, reviser, rewrite man, rewriter
someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
record-keeper, recorder, registrar
someone responsible for keeping records
an official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest
maintenance man, repairman, service man
a skilled worker whose job is to repair things
returning officer
the official in each electorate who holds the election and returns the results
someone who rigs ships
oil rigger, rigger
someone who works on an oil rig
a cook who roasts food
a craftsman who lays or repairs roofs
rope-maker, ropemaker, roper
a craftsman who makes ropes
scene painter
a painter of theatrical scenery
an official who affixes a seal to a document
a customs official whose job is to search baggage or goods or vehicles for contraband or dutiable items
a cook who uses seasonings
sign painter
someone who paints signs and billboards etc.
someone who sets snares for birds or small animals
a technician in charge of amplifying sound or producing sound effects (as for a TV or radio broadcast)
someone who stalks game
a craftsman who installs and maintains equipment for ventilating or heating or refrigerating
a painter who stipples (creates a stippled effect)
a serviceman who wears stripes on the uniform to indicate rank or years of service
a craftsman who tans skins and hides
animal stuffer, stuffer, taxidermist
a craftsman who stuffs and mounts the skins of animals for display
techie, tekki
a technician who is highly proficient and enthusiastic about some technical field (especially computing)
teller, vote counter
an official appointed to count the votes (especially in legislative assembly)
tinner, tinsmith
someone who makes or repairs tinware
town clerk
the official who keeps a town's records
someone who tracks down game
someone who sets traps for animals (usually to obtain their furs)
a fisherman who use a trawl net
a craftsman who upholsters furniture
doorkeeper, usher
an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber
ex-serviceman, vet, veteran
a person who has served in the armed forces
veteran, veteran soldier
a serviceman who has seen considerable active service
a high official in a Muslim government (especially in the Ottoman Empire)
military volunteer, voluntary, volunteer
(military) a person who freely enlists for service
water dog, water rat
a person who enjoys being in or on the water
a craftsman who weaves cloth
a technician who designs or maintains a website
an official who weighs and records the weight
joins pieces of metal by welding them together
window dresser, window trimmer
someone who decorates shop windows
woodman, woodsman, woodworker
makes things out of wood
someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)
yachtsman, yachtswoman
a person who owns or sails a yacht
Type of:
a person who works at a specific occupation

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.