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Usage statistics for the noun worker:

spoken English29.35%written English70.65% conversational speech10.64%task-oriented speech89.36% imaginative writing11.52%informational writing88.48%
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The word worker is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun worker

What does worker mean as a name of something?

Worker is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: workers

  1. a person who works at a specific occupation
  2. a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
  3. sterile member of a colony of social insects that forages for food and cares for the larvae
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic word: insect = small air-breathing arthropod
    • more specific terms:
      • 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
  4. a person who acts and gets things done

Alternative definition of the noun worker


  1. A person who performs labor for his living, especially manual labor.
  2. A nonreproductive social insect, such as ant, bee, termite or wasp.

Specialised definition of the noun worker

Glossary of sports / golf

a shot, especially a putt, that runs a long way, closer to the hole (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

  • usage: slang


  1. Worker is a fictional character in the 2006 film Offset.
  2. Worker is a fictional character from the 2009 film Freedom.
  3. Worker is a fictional character from the 1986 film Ice Cream.
  4. Worker is a fictional character from the 1985 film Triveni.
  5. Worker is a fictional character from the 1959 film My Wife's Enemy.
  6. Worker is a fictional character from the 1975 film Idhayakkani.
  7. Worker a.k.a. Misha is a fictional character from the 1926 film Mother.
  8. Worker is a fictional character from the 1996 film Poznań '56.
  9. Worker is a fictional character from a 1971 TV program Wakacje z duchami.
  10. Worker is a fictional character from the 1999 film Deep Blue Sea.
  11. Worker is a fictional character in the 1921 film The Phantom Carriage.
  12. Worker is a fictional character from the 2002 film Videoke King.
  13. Worker is a fictional character from the 1978 film "What Will You Do When You Catch Me?".
  14. Worker is a fictional character from the 1997 film Vallal.
  15. Worker is a fictional character from the 1982 film Wasted Lives.

There are other characters with in their name, like Co Worker, Co-Worker, Key worker, Sex worker, Bank Worker, Care Worker, Case Worker, case-worker, Dock Worker, Farm Worker, Drill Worker, Youth worker, Fellow Worker, Health Worker, Office Worker, Postal worker, Relief Worker, Resort Worker, Social Worker.


"Worker" is a musical single of Matthew Robert Cooper.

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Phrases with Worker

Phrases starting with the word Worker:

  1. worker bee
  2. Worker's Comp

Phrases ending with the word Worker:

  1. co-worker
  2. Sex worker
  3. dock worker
  4. farm worker
  5. gold-worker
  6. hard worker
  7. line worker
  8. Brain worker
  9. brain-worker
  10. guest worker
  11. power worker
  12. Youth worker
  13. fellow worker
  14. Hourly worker
  15. Relief Worker
  16. silver-worker
  17. social worker
  18. unpaid worker

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Worker

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Google previewChallenging Social Work (2006)

The Institutional Context of Practice by Catherine McDonald

The worker is a professional accountable to the client, to the profession, and finally to the organization. Its period of dominance was clearly the postWorld War II welfare states, deployed in the many state agencies providing services. The third ...

Google previewAdministering the California Special Needs Trust (2016)

A Guide for Trustees and Those Who Advise Them by Kevin Urbatsch, Michele Fuller

One of the primary factors the IRS and California EDD consider in determining whether a worker is an employee (as opposed to an independent contractor) is whether the employer has the right to control the manner in which services are ...

Google previewIndustrial Labour in India (1997)

by Rajendra Kumar Sharma

This in turn, helps him in the long run, because, as it has been well observed, a well-paid and satisfied worker is an asset and the low-paid unsatisfied worker is a liability. Responsibility of Labour Welfare Having discussed the problem of ...

Google previewEconomic and Financial Knowledge-Based Processing (2012)

by Louis F. Pau, Claudio Gianotti

Interpretation: a dependent worker is an exception if at least one of ...

Google previewH and R Block 2002 Income Tax Guide (2002)

Preparing America's Taxes for Over 45 Years by H&R Block

Under common law, a worker is an employee if the employer has the right to control and direct the worker not only as to the result, but also as to the means and procedures by which the result is to be accomplished. The fact that an employer ...

Google previewMarket and Thought (2004)

Meditations on the Political and Biopolitical by Brett Levinson

The worker is a white, Black, Hispanic, or immigrant worker; the immigrant worker is a man or woman; the immigrant woman is wealthy or poor; the poor person was previously employed or unemployed; the unemployed subject is gay or ...

Google previewStories Celebrating Group Work (2012)

It's Not Always Easy to Sit on Your Mouth by Roselle Kurland, Andrew Malekoff

A major problem for the group worker is that the group's culture can be one that either encourages effective work (a culture for...

Google previewPsychonephrology 1 (2013)

Psychological Factors in Hemodialysis and Transplantation by Norman B. Levy

The nephrology social worker is the professional in a unit prepared to assemble and analyze the total picture of such patients, particularly any whose social experience is completely upturned by all that chronic kidney failure involves. In most ...

Google previewPowerful Program Keys (1998)

Successful Church Programs for All Occasions by Christine Butler

A worker is a person employed by another that is devoted to giving service. This brings to mind several questions that...

Google previewTruth, Rationality, Cognition, and Music (2013)

by Kepa Korta, Jesús M. Larrazabal

For example, Hispanic supervisor — African American worker is a mismatch, while Hispanic supervisor – Hispanic worker is a match. On the whole, there were 195 mismatches and 85 matches. The dependent or criterion variable in the ...

Google previewAnother Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Young Children (2012)

Over 300 Favorite Activities Created by Teachers by Kathy Charner

Vocabulary above construction worker hammer hard hat next to pliers screwdriver tool belt under wrench Children's Books A Day in the Life ofa Construction Worker by Heather Adamson Monkey with a Tool Belt by Chris Monroe Toolbox ...

Google previewDictionary of Social Welfare (2013)

by Professor Noel W Timms, Rita Timms, Noel Timms

Key worker/Key person Where the client of a social services department or a social worker is in contact with a number of welfare personnel (e.g. a child in a well-staffed children's home or a family receiving visits from voluntary and statutory ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

person who regularly travels some distance to: commuter work, servile: menial work work, unfinished: backlog * workable: feasible, functional, possible, practical , useful, viable worker: apprentice, artisan, breadwinner, commuter, craftperson, ...

Google previewThe Jewish Encyclopedia: Leon-Moravia (1904)

by Isidore Singer, Cyrus Adler

Municipal worker: lord mayor. King's counsel. Actor. Wizard and prestidigitator. Communal worker. Director of public companies. Master of the rolls. Communal Worker; architect. Senior delegate minister, West London Synagogue. Communal ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

COVERED WORKER requirements of the contract and is enrolled for coverage under the contract. COVERED WORKER: A person who has earnings creditable for Social Security purposes on the basis of services for wages in covered ...

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Usage statistics about worker

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun worker:

spoken English29.35%written English70.65% conversational speech10.64%task-oriented speech89.36% imaginative writing11.52%informational writing88.48%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun worker:


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Sign language

'The Miracle Worker' sign language interpretation

Language consultant Jena White, who is deaf, worked with sign language interpreter Donna Snyder and a team to prepare for the March 14 performance of "The ...

Quotes about Worker

Many talk about a guest worker program. I think most reasonable people believe that a guest worker program in the farming industry, perhaps in the gardening and landscape industries, is reasonable. (Gary Miller)
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Scrabble value of W4O1R1K5E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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