workman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n workman an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Workman A man employed in labor, whether in tillage or manufactures; a worker.
    • Workman Hence, especially, a skillful artificer or laborer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n workman A man who is employed in manual labor, whether skilled or unskilled; a worker; a toiler; specifically, an artificer, mechanic, or artisan; a handicraftsman.
    • n workman In general, one who works in any department of physical or mental labor; specifically, a worker considered with especial reference to his manner of or skill in work—that is, workmanship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Workman a man who works or labours, esp. manually: a skilful artificer
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Quotations

  • Jean De La Bruyere
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    “When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek for no other test of its excellence. It is good, and made by a good workman.”
  • Peter Latham
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    “Common Sense is in medicine the master workman.”
  • John J. Bernet
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    “Men are more important than tools. If you don't believe so, put a good tool into the hands of a poor workman.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. weorcmann,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. weorc; Ice. verk, Ger. werk; further conn. with Gr. ergon.

Usage

In literature:

If he does not do so he robs the workman as much as if he stole the money from his pocket.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
George Stephenson had now acquired the character of an expert workman.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
The German workman is better represented in his Parliament than the British workman is in ours.
"Progress and History" by Various
She had felt the workman's heavy hand on her hand; and that hateful touch revolted her.
"The Confessions of Arsène Lupin" by Maurice Leblanc
The workman turned to this correct personage.
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
The workman makes a sort of pancake of clay and throws it upon the mould.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan
As a workman he was exact and his tools were always in perfect order.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
It is interesting to remember that Goethe thus directed the work of the mines in which Luther's father had been a workman.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
A very capable workman, some of his 'cello bows are excellent.
"The Bow, Its History, Manufacture and Use" by Henry Saint-George
It was so brief in happening that only the workman concerned saw the accident.
"The Flying Mercury" by Eleanor M. Ingram
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In poetry:

Hail to thee, the Workman's Friend,
We wreathe thy brow with roses!
While thy useful page we tend,
Weary heart reposes.
"A Parody On "The Wayside Well"" by Janet Hamilton
Still, the reign of guilt to further,
Lord and slave the crime divide:
For the master's sin is murder,
And the workman's—suicide!
"The Factory Town" by Ernest Jones
Thus fashioning a workman rare,
O Master, this shall be thy fee:
Home to thy father thou shall bear
Another child made like to thee.
"The Carpenter" by George MacDonald
When times are good, and labor dear
We coax the British workman here,
And should he shrink to cross the drink,
We tell him he has naught to fear.
"The Canadian Way" by Abner Cosens
They all had on their bright attire,
It seem'd they never would retire
To workman's garb;
I wondered how they could exist,
Forever in a pleasure mist,
My senses throbb'd.
"Time—Eternity. The Saint's Departure." by Frank Barbour Coffin
Oor ain parish minister—forty years lang—
In wark for his Maister aye eident an' thrang;
A workman still richtly dividin' the truth,
As their needs wad require, to age an' to youth.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Rodney Clyde Workman was born on January 4, 1955 and left us on March 30, 2012.
He was born Sept 22, 1937, to Arthur and Olga Workman , in Minot.
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Our Hometown Hero tonight is Sgt Chris Workman .
Workman tragically lost his life in a helicopter crash on April 19th in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.
The wedding will take place at 2 pm June 27 at the home of Mr Workman 's brother, Jake Workman , on Scotts Lake Road in Beverly.
The son of the late Solomon and Bessie Johnson Workman .
Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jason R Workman , 32, of Blanding, Utah.
Kokomo — Thomas "Tommy" G. Workman , Kokomo, passed away early Saturday morning, Oct 27, 2012, at his residence.
The son of Thomas A and Quinnie (Bostic) Workman .
Debra Bollinger of Zanesville announces the engagement of her daughter, Brooklynne Ann Uppole, to Keith David Workman , son of David and Nancy Workman of Bellaire.
Workman , 90 of Benton, died Saturday, Oct 13, 2012, at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born March 3, 1934, in Logan, he was a son of the late Gilbert and Iva Workman of Logan.
Robert Eugene Workman , 83, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:55 pm Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012, at Miller's Merry Manor Inc, Columbia City.
Articles by Dave Workman .
Preston Duncan Workman died peacefully at his home in Lovell on July 27, 2012, after a brief battle with lung cancer.
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In science:

Workman for a through reading of our paper and valuable comments.
A case in favor of the $N^*(1700)(3/2^-)$
Workman, “New Result for the Pion-Nucleon Sigma Term from an Updated VPI/GW Pion-Nucleon PartialWave and Dispersion Relation Analysis”, nucl-th/9912034.
Hadronic Physics
Arndt, Strakovsky, Workman, and Pavan from the Virginia Tech SAID program .
Pion-nucleus optical potential valid up to the DELTA-resonance region
Mantovani et al. and Fogli et al. assume a chemically layered mantle, with abundances in the upper mantle from (Jochum et al., 1983; Zartman and Haines, 1988) and (Salter and Stracke, 2004; Workman and Hart, 2005), respectively; whereas Enomoto et al. consider a chemically homogeneous mantle.
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
Strakovsky, and R.L Workman, “Determination of the πNN coupling constant in the VPI/GW πN → πN partial-wave and dispersion relation analysis,” nucl-th/9910040. 27. J.L.
Working Group Summary: Pion-Nucleon Coupling Constant
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