Definitions for Labor
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Labor.
labor, labour, working class, proletariatnoun
a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
"there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
labor, labour, toilnoun
productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
"his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbednoun
concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
"she was in labor for six hours"
labor movement, trade union movement, labornoun
an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement
British Labour Party, Labour Party, Labour, Labornoun
a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries
Department of Labor, Labor Department, Labor, DoLnoun
the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913
undertaking, project, task, laborverb
any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
"he prepared for great undertakings"
tug, labor, labour, push, driveverb
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"
labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moilverb
"She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
undergo the efforts of childbirth
Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work.
Workers collectively; the workforce; the working class.
The labor union movement; organized labor.
The act of a mother giving birth or the time period during which a mother gives birth.
spelling of labour; see British/Commonwealth entry for definitions, etymology, pronunciation, translations, etc.
The Australian Labor Party.
Labor refers to the physical or mental effort that individuals put into the production of goods and services. This can include work done by both employed individuals and those who are self-employed. It is one of the key factors of production in an economy, alongside capital and land. Labor can also refer to the collective workforce of an organization or economy.
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
intellectual exertion; mental effort; as, the labor of compiling a history
that which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that which demands effort
travail; the pangs and efforts of childbirth
any pang or distress
the pitching or tossing of a vessel which results in the straining of timbers and rigging
a measure of land in Mexico and Texas, equivalent to an area of 177/ acres
to exert muscular strength; to exert one's strength with painful effort, particularly in servile occupations; to work; to toil
to exert one's powers of mind in the prosecution of any design; to strive; to take pains
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
to be in travail; to suffer the pangs of childbirth
to pitch or roll heavily, as a ship in a turbulent sea
to work at; to work; to till; to cultivate by toil
to form or fabricate with toil, exertion, or care
to prosecute, or perfect, with effort; to urge stre/uously; as, to labor a point or argument
to belabor; to beat
Etymology: [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.]
The act and process of work or employment.
The local labor laws were very effective.
Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Labor is ranked #35489 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Labor surname appeared 634 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Labor.
67.3% or 427 total occurrences were White.
7.8% or 50 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
7.7% or 49 total occurrences were Asian.
7.1% or 45 total occurrences were of two or more races.
5.3% or 34 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
4.5% or 29 total occurrences were Black.
The numerical value of Labor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Labor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Capital is dead labor, which, ampire-like, Iives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
Combining these data with figures from the Labor Department's employment report suggests that labor market slack continues to diminish, on balance, the data suggest labor demand held up solidly at the beginning of the third quarter.
Taxation of earnings from labor is on a par with forced labor. Seizing the results of someone’s labor is equivalent to seizing hours from him and directing him to carry on various activities.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
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