Definitions for labourˈleɪ bər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. 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

  4. labor, labour, toil(verb)

    productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

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

  5. 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"

  6. 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"

  7. labor, labour(verb)

    undergo the efforts of childbirth

Wiktionary

  1. labour(Noun)

    Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work.

  2. labour(Noun)

    Workers in general; the working class, the workforce; sometimes specifically the labour movement, organised labour.

  3. labour(Noun)

    A political party or force aiming or claiming to represent the interests of labour.

  4. labour(Noun)

    The act of a mother giving birth

  5. labour(Noun)

    The time period during which a mother gives birth.

  6. labour(Verb)

    To toil, to work.

  7. labour(Verb)

    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.

  8. Labour(ProperNoun)

    Short for the Labour Party.

  9. Origin: From labouren, from laborer, from laborare, from labor; perhaps remotely akin to robur.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Labour

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'labour' in Nouns Frequency: #300

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'labour' in Adjectives Frequency: #86

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of labour in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of labour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    Learn to labour and to wait.

  2. Arabic Proverb:

    God sells knowledge for labour -- honour for risk.

  3. Michael Paterson:

    Labour doesn't look out for ordinary people anymore.

  4. Ruth Ashton:

    I like where Labour is going, so that would sway me.

  5. Seneca:

    Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour the body.

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Translations for labour

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • عملArabic
  • трудBulgarian
  • 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
  • לידהHebrew
  • 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
  • lavurRomansh
  • muncitori, lucrători, muncăRomanian
  • рабочий, рабочий класс, работать, роды, труд, трудитьсяRussian
  • arbetskraft, arbete, arbetaSwedish
  • శ్రమ, ప్రసవం, కార్మికులుTelugu
  • کام کرناUrdu
  • lao động, 勞動Vietnamese
  • קימפּעטYiddish

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