noun work·er \ˈwər-kər\

: a person who does a particular job to earn money

: a person who is actively involved in a particular activity

: a person whose job does not involve managing other people

Full Definition of WORKER

a :  one that works especially at manual or industrial labor or with a particular material <a factory worker> —often used in combination
b :  a member of the working class
:  any of the sexually underdeveloped and usually sterile members of a colony of social ants, bees, wasps, or termites that perform most of the labor and protective duties of the colony

Examples of WORKER

  1. The company is planning to hire 200 workers.
  2. The average worker earned $1,000 more this year.
  3. If management doesn't make the changes, the workers will go on strike.
  4. They are both hard workers.

First Known Use of WORKER

14th century

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WORKER Defined for Kids


noun work·er \ˈwər-kər\

Definition of WORKER for Kids

:  a person who works <cafeteria workers> <He's a good worker.>
:  one of the members of a colony of bees, ants, wasps, or termites that do most of the work of the colony
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