worker has definitions from the fields of zoology,work
[ noun ] (work) a person who works at a specific job


"he is a good worker"

Used in print


The official statistics show that 60 per_cent are employed workers or independent professional people .

(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)

A number of semiempirical estimates by various workers lead to the conclusion that the **f bond becomes symmetric when the **f bond length is about 2.4 to 2.5 A , but aside from the possible example of nickel dimethylglyoxime there have been no convincing reports of symmetric **f bonds .

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

Many workers believe that the response is proportional to the incident momentum of the particles , a relation deduced from laboratory results linearly extrapolated to meteoritic velocities .

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

Agents that are known to cause frequent infections among laboratory workers such_as those causing Q_fever , tularemia , brucellosis , glanders , coccidioidomycosis , etc. , belong in this category .

(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)

And there are now many millions of workers for whom the factory with the big parking_lot , which can be reached by driving across or against the usual pattern of rush_hour traffic and grille route bus_lines , is actually more convenient than the walk-to factory .

[ noun ] (work) a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)


proletarian prole


"workers of the world--unite!"

Used in print

(Committee for Economic Development, Distressed...)

Unemployed older workers who have no expectation of securing employment in the occupation in which they are skilled should be able to secure counseling and retraining in an occupation with a future .

A related question is whether unemployed workers can be motivated to take the training provided .

However , if Federal funds are used , it would be entirely appropriate to train workers for jobs which could be obtained elsewhere as_well_as for jobs in the area of chronic unemployment .

Such training would increase the tendency of workers to leave the area and find jobs in other localities .

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commoner labor

[ noun ] (zoology) sterile member of a colony of social insects that forages for food and cares for the larvae

Used in print

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

The broods of workers that appear later tend to be bigger than the first ones , probably because they are better fed .

Simultaneously , males or drones are produced , mostly from the unfertilized eggs of workers , although a few may be produced by the queen .

Female individuals of Psithyrus look deceptively like the workers and queens of the bumblebees they victimize .

Later_on , they and the mother Psithyrus are fed by the Bombus workers .

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insect worker_bee soldier

[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 30873
[ noun ] a person who acts and gets things done


doer actor


"he's a principal actor in this affair" "when you want something done get a doer" "he's a miracle worker"