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, proletariatnoun

    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, toilnoun

    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, childbednoun

    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, labornoun

    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, 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

  6. 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

  7. undertaking, project, task, laborverb

    any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

    "he prepared for great undertakings"

  8. 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"

  9. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moilverb

    work hard

    "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

  10. labor, labourverb

    undergo the efforts of childbirth


  1. labornoun

    Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work.

  2. labornoun

    Workers collectively; the workforce; the working class.

  3. labornoun

    The labor union movement; organized labor.

  4. labornoun

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

  5. laborverb

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

  6. Labornoun

    The Australian Labor Party.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Labornoun

    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

  2. Labornoun

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

  3. Labornoun

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

  4. Labornoun

    travail; the pangs and efforts of childbirth

  5. Labornoun

    any pang or distress

  6. Labornoun

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

  7. Labornoun

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

  8. Labornoun

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

  9. Labornoun

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

  10. Labornoun

    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

  11. Labornoun

    to be in travail; to suffer the pangs of childbirth

  12. Labornoun

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

  13. Laborverb

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

  14. Laborverb

    to form or fabricate with toil, exertion, or care

  15. Laborverb

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

  16. Laborverb

    to belabor; to beat

  17. 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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  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. Derek Lindsey:

    The trend in claims, solidly below the pre-recession trough, remains in line with our forecast for continued tightening in labor market slack ahead.

  2. Audrey Hepburn:

    A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.

  3. Kunaal Bhargava:

    We encounter it every day, so getting the community involved is an effective way to check child labor.

  4. President Biden:

    Human trafficking — whether in the form of forced labor, sex trafficking, or other offenses — is an abhorrent abuse of power and a profoundly immoral crime that strikes at the safety, health, and dignity of millions of people worldwide, during National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we reaffirm our commitment to protect and empower survivors of all forms of human trafficking, to prosecute traffickers, and to bring an end to human trafficking in the United States and around the world.

  5. Daniel Silver:

    It continues to send a pretty favorable signal about labor market conditions.

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