What does Labour mean?

Definitions for Labour
ˈleɪ bərLabour

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

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. 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"

  3. 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

  4. labor, labour, toilverb

    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, moilverb

    work hard

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

  6. 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"

  7. labor, labourverb

    undergo the efforts of childbirth

Wiktionary

  1. labournoun

    Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work.

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

  2. labournoun

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

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

  3. labournoun

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

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

  4. labournoun

    The act of a mother giving birth

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

  5. labournoun

    The time period during which a mother gives birth.

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

  6. labourverb

    To toil, to work.

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

  7. labourverb

    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.

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

  8. Labournoun

    Short for the Labour Party.

    Etymology: 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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. labour

    In the relative mechanical efforts of the human body labouring in various posture, 682-1/3 have been given for the rowing effort, 476 for the effort at a winch, and 209-1/3 for the effort at a pump.

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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

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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

Examples of Labour in a Sentence

  1. C. S. Lewis:

    I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of "Admin." The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern.

  2. John Curtice:

    It just seems voters, period, saying: 'A plague on both your houses', we knew that voters were unhappy with the way that the Conservatives had handled Brexit but looks as though they are also unhappy with Labour's response to the government's position on Brexit.

  3. Philip Hammond:

    I am optimistic that we will reach some form of agreement with Labour.

  4. Claus Weselsky:

    I would not dare to stand here and tell you we will break our strike on the basis of this incredible supposed offer, which we have already evaluated. It is no offer, we will continue this labour dispute until 9 o'clock on Sunday.

  5. Maxim Gorky:

    What is most beautiful in this world of ours has been created by man's labour, by his clever hands; all our thoughts and ideas spring from the process of labour, and this is something the history of art, science and technology convinces us of.

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Translations for Labour

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  • 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 करनाHindi
  • 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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    a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    • A. accident
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