Definitions for labourˈleɪ bər
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word labour
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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'labour' in Nouns Frequency: #300
Rank popularity for the word 'labour' in Adjectives Frequency: #86
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Learn to labour and to wait.
God sells knowledge for labour -- honour for risk.
Labour doesn't look out for ordinary people anymore.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour the body.
They can expect nothing but their labour for their pains.
Translations for labour
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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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