What does Labor mean?

Definitions for Labor
ˈleɪ bərLa·bor

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Labor.

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. labor, labour, toil(noun)

    productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

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

  3. 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"

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. undertaking, project, task, labor(verb)

    any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

    "he prepared for great undertakings"

  8. 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"

  9. 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"

  10. labor, labour(verb)

    undergo the efforts of childbirth

Wiktionary

  1. labor(Noun)

    Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work.

  2. labor(Noun)

    Workers collectively; the workforce; the working class.

  3. labor(Noun)

    The labor union movement; organized labor.

  4. labor(Noun)

    The act of a mother giving birth or the time period during which a mother gives birth.

  5. labor(Verb)

    spelling of labour; see British/Commonwealth entry for definitions, etymology, pronunciation, translations, etc.

  6. Labor(ProperNoun)

    The Australian Labor Party.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Labor(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.]

  2. Labor(noun)

    intellectual exertion; mental effort; as, the labor of compiling a history

    Etymology: [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.]

  3. Labor(noun)

    that which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that which demands effort

    Etymology: [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.]

  4. Labor(noun)

    travail; the pangs and efforts of childbirth

    Etymology: [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.]

  5. Labor(noun)

    any pang or distress

    Etymology: [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.]

  6. Labor(noun)

    the pitching or tossing of a vessel which results in the straining of timbers and rigging

    Etymology: [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.]

  7. Labor(noun)

    a measure of land in Mexico and Texas, equivalent to an area of 177/ acres

    Etymology: [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.]

  8. Labor(noun)

    to exert muscular strength; to exert one's strength with painful effort, particularly in servile occupations; to work; to toil

    Etymology: [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.]

  9. Labor(noun)

    to exert one's powers of mind in the prosecution of any design; to strive; to take pains

    Etymology: [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.]

  10. Labor(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.]

  11. Labor(noun)

    to be in travail; to suffer the pangs of childbirth

    Etymology: [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.]

  12. Labor(noun)

    to pitch or roll heavily, as a ship in a turbulent sea

    Etymology: [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.]

  13. Labor(verb)

    to work at; to work; to till; to cultivate by toil

    Etymology: [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.]

  14. Labor(verb)

    to form or fabricate with toil, exertion, or care

    Etymology: [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.]

  15. Labor(verb)

    to prosecute, or perfect, with effort; to urge stre/uously; as, to labor a point or argument

    Etymology: [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.]

  16. Labor(verb)

    to belabor; to beat

    Etymology: [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.]

Editors Contribution

  1. labor

    The act and process of work or employment.

    The local labor laws were very effective.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

Anagrams for Labor »

  1. lobar

  2. Balor

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Labor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Labor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Labor in a Sentence

  1. Lewis Thomas:

    Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child labor, exchange information ceaselessly. They do everything but watch television.

  2. Dan North:

    While employment growth has been good, there is still quite a bit of slack in the labor market. People are finally coming back in off the sidelines.

  3. The Fed:

    Economic activity has been expanding moderately, the pace of job gains picked up while the unemployment rate remained steady. On balance, a range of labor market indicators suggests that underutilization of labor resources diminished somewhat.

  4. The UAW:

    Related ImageExpand / ContractSouth Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says her state doesn't need unions. ( AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)( The Associated Press) Right-to-work laws mean workers at unionized plants do not have to join the labor organization. Haley, whose efforts have brought major investments from companies including Continental Tire and Boeing, recently went toe-to toe with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which sought to organize 3,000 workers at an aircraft plant she helped lure in 2011 with a $ 450 million package of tax incentives. The union suspended its effort to organize the Boeing plant after a rocky start. Haley, who said at her January state of the union address that South Carolina has an international reputation for being a state that does n’t want unions, because we don’t need unions, we have been successful in attracting some of the world’s top corporate citizens and paving the way for expansion of the businesses we already have because our right-to-work law strengthens the direct relationship our employers have with employees, Haley said. Our best advice to The UAW is to ask the IAM about how South Carolina workers view unions.

  5. Alexander Hamilton:

    Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have is this. When I have a subject in mind. I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it... the effort which I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.

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