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
Types:
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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 an 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
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demon
someone extremely diligent or skillful
busy bee, dynamo, 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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