labor, labour, working class, proletariat(noun)
a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
"there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
labor, labour, toil(noun)
productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
"his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed(noun)
concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
"she was in labor for six hours"
labor movement, trade union movement, labor(noun)
an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement
British Labour Party, Labour Party, Labour, Labor(noun)
a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries
Department of Labor, Labor Department, Labor, DoL(noun)
the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913
undertaking, project, task, labor(verb)
any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
"he prepared for great undertakings"
tug, labor, labour, push, drive(verb)
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"
labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil(verb)
"She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
undergo the efforts of childbirth
Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work.
Workers collectively; the workforce; the working class.
The labor union movement; organized labor.
The act of a mother giving birth or the time period during which a mother gives birth.
spelling of labour; see British/Commonwealth entry for definitions, etymology, pronunciation, translations, etc.
The Australian Labor Party.
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
intellectual exertion; mental effort; as, the labor of compiling a history
that which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that which demands effort
travail; the pangs and efforts of childbirth
any pang or distress
the pitching or tossing of a vessel which results in the straining of timbers and rigging
a measure of land in Mexico and Texas, equivalent to an area of 177/ acres
to exert muscular strength; to exert one's strength with painful effort, particularly in servile occupations; to work; to toil
to exert one's powers of mind in the prosecution of any design; to strive; to take pains
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
to be in travail; to suffer the pangs of childbirth
to pitch or roll heavily, as a ship in a turbulent sea
to work at; to work; to till; to cultivate by toil
to form or fabricate with toil, exertion, or care
to prosecute, or perfect, with effort; to urge stre/uously; as, to labor a point or argument
to belabor; to beat
Origin: [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.]
The numerical value of labor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of labor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Labor disgraces no man unfortunately you occasionally find men disgrace labor.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labor in it, but they labor in it because they excel.
So the burden of adjustment... falls squarely on labor, basically on cutting labor costs, that, politically, is a precarious basis for a currency.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
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