Definitions for labourˈleɪ bər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
la•bour*ˈleɪ bər(n.; v.i.; v.t.; adj.)
Category: Usage Note
* Chiefly Brit..
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"
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"
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
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"
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"
undergo the efforts of childbirth
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work.
Workers in general; the working class, the workforce; sometimes specifically the labour movement, organised labour.
A political party or force aiming or claiming to represent the interests of labour.
The act of a mother giving birth
The time period during which a mother gives birth.
To toil, to work.
To belabour, to emphasise or expand upon (a point in a debate, etc).
I think we've all got the idea. There's no need to labour the point.
Short for the Labour Party.
Origin: From labouren, from laborer, from laborare, from labor; perhaps remotely akin to robur.
Translations for labour
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
The building of the cathedral involved considerable labour over two centuries; People engaged in manual labour are often badly paid.
- عَمَل شاقArabic
- trabalhoPortuguese (BR)
- práce; dřinaCzech
- die ArbeitGerman
- σκληρή εργασίαGreek
- کار شاقFarsi
- श्रम, परिश्रमHindi
- težak radCroatian
- kerja kerasIndonesian
- darbas, triūsasLithuanian
-  darbsLatvian
- kerja kerasMalay
- (ciężka) pracaPolish
- کار شاقه،صقيلPersian
- دروند كار،ستونزمنه دندهPashto
- težak radSerbian
- ağır işTurkish
- 勞動Chinese (Trad.)
- праця, трудUkrainian
- 劳动Chinese (Simp.)
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