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worker

work·er

worker

 
pronunciation:
wuhr kr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who engages in work or who is employed at a job.
The child is a hard worker and her homework is always perfect.The workers take a break at ten.
antonyms:
idler
similar words:
employee, laborer, operative
definition 2: someone who is occupied in a particular job or field, esp. a laborer.
The mine workers went on strike.
similar words:
hand, laborer
definition 3: an infertile female member of one of the groups of social insects, such as the ant, bee, or termite.
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The word worker contains the following part:
-er, -or, -ar2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix group -er , -or , -ar2 turns verbs into agent nouns.
synonyms:
-ist, -ite2, -ator, -an, -ian, -ean