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noun [countable] worker pronunciation in British English /ˈwɜː(r)kə(r)/
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  1. 1
    someone below the level of a manager who works in a particular company or industry
    About 1,000 workers at the factory lost their jobs.
    agricultural/clerical/industrial workers: Less than 40% of agricultural workers are under 40 years old.
    farm/factory/shipyard workers
    skilled/unskilled workers (=people who have or do not have special skills to do a particular job): The company is offering job opportunities for around 50 skilled workers.
    1. a.


      [plural] working-class people
      Workers of the world unite!
  2. 3
    used for describing how well, quickly etc someone works
    a good/hard worker: Jan has always been a hard worker.
    a poor/slow worker: He’s a nice man, but quite a slow worker.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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