Definition of "worker" []

  • One who works at a particular occupation or activity: an office worker. (noun)
  • One who does manual or industrial labor. (noun)
  • A member of the working class. (noun)
  • A member of a colony of social insects such as ants, bees, wasps, or termites, usually a sterile female but often a sexually immature individual of either sex, that performs specialized work such as building the nest, collecting and storing food, and feeding other members of the colony. (noun)
  • A person or thing that works, usually at a specific job (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An employee in an organization, as opposed to an employer or manager (noun)
  • A manual labourer or other employee working in a manufacturing or other industry (noun)
  • Any other member of the working class (noun)
  • A sterile female member of a colony of bees, ants, or wasps that forages for food, cares for the larvae, etc (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "worker" in a sentence
  • "Unemployement benefits are not tax payer dollars in the sense that a worker is a tax payer."
  • "He says there was an effort early on among EPA officials to look at possible illegal behavior, based on what he described as worker complaints that management repeatedly ignored warnings that the corrosion problem needed to be addressed."
  • "Because state laws vary, even if a worker is exempt under the FLSA, state law may entitle the worker to overtime pay."