What does Toil mean?

Definitions for Toiltɔɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Toil.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. labor, labour, toil(verb)

    productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

    "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"

  2. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil(verb)

    work hard

    "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"


  1. toil(Noun)

    labour, work

  2. toil(Noun)

    trouble, strife

  3. toil(Noun)

    A net or snare; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey; usually in the plural.

  4. toil(Verb)

    To labour; work.

  5. toil(Verb)

    To struggle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Toil(noun)

    a net or snare; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey; -- usually in the plural

  2. Toil(verb)

    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

  3. Toil(verb)

    to weary; to overlabor

  4. Toil(verb)

    to labor; to work; -- often with out

  5. Toil

    labor with pain and fatigue; labor that oppresses the body or mind, esp. the body

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Toil

    toil, n. a net or snare. [O. Fr. toile, cloth—L. tela, from texĕre, to weave.]

  2. Toil

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Toil in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Toil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Johann von Goethe:

    Love grants in a moment what toil can hardly achieve in an age.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Double, double toil and trouble Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

  3. Victor Hugo:

    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.

  4. Winston Churchill:

    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.

  5. George Gordon Byron:

    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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