Found 4 items, similar to labor.
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n 1: productive work (especially physical work done for wages);
“his labor did not require a great deal of skill”
2: a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work
for wages; “there is a shortage of skilled labor in this
, working class
3: concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to
the birth of a child; “she was in labor for six hours”
4: an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by
united action especially via labor unions (especially the
leaders of this movement) [syn: labor movement
, trade union movement
5: a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900;
characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and
the socialization of key industries [syn: Labour Party
, Labor Party
6: the federal department responsible for promoting the working
conditions of wage earners in the United States; created
in 1913 [syn: Department of Labor
, Labor Department
7: any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; “he
prepared for great undertakings”
v 1: strive and make an effort to reach a goal; “She tugged for
years to make a decent living”
; “We have to push a
little to make the deadline!”
; “She is driving away at
her doctoral thesis”
2: work hard; “She was digging away at her math homework”
“Lexicographers drudge all day long”
3: undergo the efforts of childbirth [syn: labour
English → English
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Labored
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See
, n.] [Written also labour
1. To exert muscular strength; to exert one's strength with
painful effort, particularly in servile occupations; to
work; to toil.
Adam, well may we labor still to dress
This garden. --Milton.
2. To exert one's powers of mind in the prosecution of any
design; to strive; to take pains.
3. To be oppressed with difficulties or disease; to do one's
work under conditions which make it especially hard,
wearisome; to move slowly, as against opposition, or under
a burden; to be burdened; -- often with under, and
formerly with of.
The stone that labors up the hill. --Granville.
The line too labors, and the words move slow.
To cure the disorder under which he labored. --Sir
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest. --Matt. xi. 28
4. To be in travail; to suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be
5. (Naut.) To pitch or roll heavily, as a ship in a turbulent
(l[=a]"b[~e]r), n. [OE. labour, OF. labour,
laber, labur, F. labeur, L. labor; cf. Gr. lamba`nein to
take, Skr. labh to get, seize.] [Written also labour
1. Physical toil or bodily exertion, especially when
fatiguing, irksome, or unavoidable, in distinction from
sportive exercise; hard, muscular effort directed to some
useful end, as agriculture, manufactures, and like;
servile toil; exertion; work.
God hath set
Labor and rest, as day and night, to men
2. Intellectual exertion; mental effort; as, the labor of
compiling a history.
3. That which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that
which demands effort.
Being a labor of so great a difficulty, the exact
performance thereof we may rather wish than look
4. Travail; the pangs and efforts of childbirth.
The queen's in labor,
They say, in great extremity; and feared
She'll with the labor end. --Shak.
5. Any pang or distress. --Shak.
6. (Naut.) The pitching or tossing of a vessel which results
in the straining of timbers and rigging.
7. [Sp.] A measure of land in Mexico and Texas, equivalent to
an area of 1771/7 acres. --Bartlett.
8. (Mining.) A stope or set of stopes. [Sp. Amer.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Syn: Work; toil; drudgery; task; exertion; effort; industry;
painstaking. See Toll
, v. t. [F. labourer, L. laborare.]
1. To work at; to work; to till; to cultivate by toil.
The most excellent lands are lying fallow, or only
labored by children. --W. Tooke.
2. To form or fabricate with toil, exertion, or care. “To
labor arms for Troy.”
3. To prosecute, or perfect, with effort; to urge
strenuously; as, to labor a point or argument.
4. To belabor; to beat. [Obs.] --Dryden.