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
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lā′bur, n. toil or exertion, esp. when fatiguing: work: pains: duties: a task requiring hard work: the pangs of childbirth.—v.i. to undergo labour: to work: to take pains: to be oppressed: to move slowly: to be in travail: (naut.) to pitch and roll heavily.—adj. Labō′rious, full of labour: toilsome: wearisome: devoted to labour: industrious.—adv. Labō′riously.—n. Labō′riousness.—adj. Lā′boured, bearing marks of labour or effort in the execution.—ns. Lā′bourer, one who labours: one who does work requiring little skill; Lā′bourist, one who contends for the interests of workmen.—adjs. Lā′bour-sav′ing, intended to supersede or lessen the labour of men; Lā′boursome (Shak.), made with labour and diligence.—Labour Day, a legal holiday in some parts of the United States, as in New York (the first Monday in September); Labour market, the supply of unemployed labour in relation to the demand for it; Labour of love, work undertaken merely as an act of friendliness, and without hope of emolument; Labour with, to take pains to convince.—Hard labour, compulsory work imposed on certain criminals in addition to imprisonment. [O. Fr. labour, labeur—L. labor.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'labour' in Nouns Frequency: #300
Rank popularity for the word 'labour' in Adjectives Frequency: #86
The numerical value of labour in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of labour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Thought is the labour of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labour and there is invisible labour.
Ryanair has sadly flat out refused to enter an agreement with the union and ensure their employees pay and labour terms are in accordance with the Danish labour market, that's why LO now issues a second sympathy conflict warning.
Every Labour MP who is standing in Scotland is effectively fighting for their political career, i doubt they will lose all of their seats but the Labour Party cannot presume that any constituency is going to present them with a safe victory.
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- porod, práce, porodní bolesti, námaha, dělnictvo, pracovní sílyCzech
- gwaith, gweithwyr, llafurWelsh
- gebären, Arbeit, arbeiten, ArbeiterGerman
- δουλεύω, κοπιάζω, ωδίνες τοκετού, εργατικό δυναμικό, εργασία, εργατικοί, εργάζομαι, δουλειά, εργατικό κόμμα, μόχθος, τοκετός, κόπος, γέννα, μοχθώGreek
- trabajo, campesinos, trabajar, trabajadores, partoSpanish
- synnytys, työläiset, työvoima, aherrus, raataa, ahertaaFinnish
- ouvrage, travailler, accouchement, travailFrench
- saothar, obairIrish
- saothairScottish Gaelic
- काम करना, Hindi
- szülés, munkásság, munkaHungarian
- աշխատանք, աշխատել, ծննդաբերություն, երկունքArmenian
- lavorare, lavoranti, parto, lavoratori, lavoroItalian
- 労働, 働くJapanese
- 일하다, 로동, 勞動, 노동Korean
- taimahi, whānautanga, whānau, taunahuaMāori
- pracować, poród, pracaPolish
- trabalho, trabalhar, mão-de-obra, partoPortuguese
- muncitori, lucrători, muncăRomanian
- рабочий, рабочий класс, работать, роды, труд, трудитьсяRussian
- arbetskraft, arbete, arbetaSwedish
- శ్రమ, ప్రసవం, కార్మికులుTelugu
- کام کرناUrdu
- lao động, 勞動Vietnamese
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