Definition of worker
2 : 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 in a sentence
The company is planning to hire 200 workers.
The average worker earned $1,000 more this year.
If management doesn't make the changes, the workers will go on strike.
They are both hard workers.
First Known Use of worker
WORKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of worker for English Language Learners
: 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
WORKER Defined for Kids
Definition of worker for Students
1 : a person who works <cafeteria workers> <He's a good worker.>
2 : 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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