labor, labour, toil(verb)
productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
"his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil(verb)
"She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
A net or snare; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey; usually in the plural.
To labour; work.
a net or snare; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey; -- usually in the plural
to exert strength with pain and fatigue of body or mind, especially of the body, with efforts of some continuance or duration; to labor; to work
to weary; to overlabor
to labor; to work; -- often with out
labor with pain and fatigue; labor that oppresses the body or mind, esp. the body
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
toil, n. a net or snare. [O. Fr. toile, cloth—L. tela, from texĕre, to weave.]
toil, v.i. to labour: to work with fatigue.—n. labour, esp. of a fatiguing kind.—n. Toil′er.—adjs. Toil′ful, Toil′some, full of fatigue: wearisome; Toil′less.—adv. Toil′somely.—n. Toil′someness.—adj. Toil′-worn, worn out with toil. [O. Fr. touiller, to entangle; of dubious origin—prob., acc. to Skeat, from a freq. form of Old High Ger. zucchen (Ger. zucken), to twitch; cf. Old High Ger. zocchón, to pull, zogón, to tear; all derivatives from Old High Ger. zíhan (Ger. ziehen), to pull.]
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The numerical value of Toil in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Toil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Love grants in a moment what toil can hardly achieve in an age.
Double, double toil and trouble Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil. To think is to do.
I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this Government 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
To fly from, need not be to hate, makind All are not fit with them to stir and toil, Nor is it discontent to keep the mind Deep in its fountain.
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Translations for Toil
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- كدح, كد, تعبArabic
- treballCatalan, Valencian
- dřina, dřítCzech
- sich quälen, schuften, sich plagenGerman
- κόπος, μόχθοςGreek
- ahkerointi, raataa, uurastus, vastukset, vaiva, rehkiäFinnish
- baruffa, tenzone, fatica, disputa, lavoro, diverbio, litigioItalian
- labeuren, gezwoeg, werkenDutch
- трудиться, работа, трудRussian
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