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"worker" in British English

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workernoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɜː.kər/  us   /ˈwɝː.kɚ/
A2 someone who ​works in a ​particularjob or in a ​particular way: factory/​social/​construction workers a good/​tireless/​skilled worker someone who ​works for a ​company or ​organization but does not have a ​powerfulposition: Many ​companies still ​treattheirmanagementstaffbetter than ​their workers. in bees and some other ​types of ​insects, a ​female that cannot ​produceyoung but ​collectsfood for the ​others

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(Definition of worker from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"worker" in American English

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workernoun [C]

 us   /ˈwɜr·kər/
a ​person who is ​paid for using ​effort to do something: clerical/​factory/​farmworkers skilled/​unskilledworkers
(Definition of worker from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"worker" in Business English

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workernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈwɜːkər/ HR, WORKPLACE
a ​person who ​works for a ​company or ​organization: Some of the region's ​employers have ​developedshortages of ​high-tech workers. Employers will ​require more ​money if they are to ​retrain older workers. a skilled/​unskilled/​semi-skilled worker migrant/​seasonal/​casual workers a temporary/​full-time/​part-time worker blue-collar/​white-collar/​pink-collar workers low-paid/low-skilled/low-wage workers undocumented/​illegal/​transient workers a factory/​construction/​farm worker private-sector/public-sector workers a contract/​freelance/​self-employed worker a key/​core workerhire/employ/recruit workers The ​company knowingly ​hiredillegal workers.lay off/sack/fire workers Across the country, ​automobileplants are ​laying off workers.
a ​person who ​works in a particular way: a good/hard/lazy worker Employers ​realize they must ​compete for good workers.
the workers used to refer to all the ​people within a ​company or ​organization who do ordinary ​jobs, rather than the ​managers: Lawyers for the workers say that ​companies are denying ​claims that they should have ​paid. Union ​officials were called in by the workers when they did not receive ​annualizedpayments for ​overtime.
(Definition of worker from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “worker”
in Arabic عامِل…
in Korean 노동자…
in Portuguese operário, -a, funcionário…
in Catalan treballador, -a…
in Japanese 働く人, 労働者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工人, 劳动者, 工作者…
in Turkish işçi, çalışan kişi/kimse…
in Russian служащий, рабочий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工人, 勞動者, 工作者…
in Italian lavoratore, -trice, operaio…
in Polish pracowni-k/ca…
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