worker
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈwɜː.kə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈwɝ.kɚ/
Noun

worker (plural workers)

  1. A person who performs labor#Noun|labor for a living#Noun|living, especially manual#Adjective|manual labor.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Psalms 37:1 ↗:
      Fret not thy ſelfe becauſe of euill doers, neither bee thou enuious againſt the workers of iniquitie.
  2. A nonreproductive social insect, such as ant, bee, termite, or wasp.
    1. (rare) A female#Adjective|female ant, bee, termite or wasp.
  3. (computing) A thread#Noun|thread performing one instance of a particular task#Noun|task within a program#Noun|program.
    This FTP client spawns a separate worker for each file to be uploaded.
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