Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
worker /'wə:kə/
  • danh từ
    • người lao động, người làm việc
    • thợ, công nhân
    • (số nhiều) giai cấp công nhân, nhân dân lao động
    • (động vật học) ong thợ
Concise Dictionary
workers'wɜrkə(r) /'wɜː-
+a person who works at a specific occupation
+a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
+sterile member of a colony of social insects that forages for food and cares for the larvae
+a person who acts and gets things done

Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 (often in compounds) a person who works, especially one who does a particular kind of work: farm / factory / office workers + rescue / aid / research workers + temporary / part-time / casual workers + manual / skilled / unskilled workers
2 a person who is employed to do physical work rather than organizing things or managing people: Conflict between employers and workers intensified and the number of strikes rose. + talks between workers and management + profit-sharing and worker participation in decision-making
3 (usually after an adjective) a person who works hard or who works in a particular way: a hard / fast / quick worker
4 a female bee that helps do the work of the group of bees but does not reproduce
Idioms see FAST adj.
Collocation Dictionary


good, hard | productive | fast, quick | methodical, steady | slow | core, key | full-time, part-time | permanent | casual
Casual workers are usually paid by the hour.
| shift | migrant, seasonal | freelance | self-employed | paid | voluntary, volunteer | low-paid | redundant, unemployed | retired | female, male, woman | black, white | immigrant | fellow | average
One night in these expensive hotels costs around the average worker's monthly wage.
| skilled | unskilled | semi-skilled | blue-collar, manual | clerical, office, white-collar | professional | shop-floor | private-sector, public-sector | council, municipal | assembly-line, factory, manufacturing, production | construction | metal | maintenance | railway, transport | agricultural, farm, rural | care, community, health, healthcare, hospital, social, welfare, youth | rescue | aid, relief | charity | field, research | domestic | postal


employ, have | engage, hire, recruit, take on | dismiss, fire, lay off, make redundant, sack | exploit
The union accused the firm of exploiting its workers.


work | run sth, staff sth
The shop is staffed by one paid worker and three volunteers.
| lose a job
400 workers have lost their jobs.
| demand sth
Workers demanded fair wages and better working conditions.
| vote
The workers voted for industrial action.
| (be on) strike, walk out
The workers walked out last month after a failure to agree all the terms for the 110 lay-offs.


worker participation in decision making


the exploitation of workers, workers' demands, worker's rights

More information about JOB


be, work as ~
She's a well-known writer. Her father, a trained chef, now works as a bus driver.

study to be, train as, train to be ~
She trained as a painter and sculptor.

start (work) as ~
He started work as a trainee chef.

become, qualify as ~
She qualified as a vet last year.

employ (sb as), have
The company employs more than 1500 engineers.

engage (sb as), get, hire (sb as), recruit, take on ~
They have recruited a new designer.

appoint, appoint sb (as), make sb ~
are usually used with academic, official or highly responsible jobs:He was appointed Professor of Law at Yale. At 39 she was made chairman of the board.

dismiss, fire, sack ~
The club have sacked their coach.

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