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


  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

  2. Labor(noun)

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

  3. Labor(noun)

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

  4. Labor(noun)

    travail; the pangs and efforts of childbirth

  5. Labor(noun)

    any pang or distress

  6. Labor(noun)

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

  7. Labor(noun)

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

  8. Labor(noun)

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

  9. Labor(noun)

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

  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

  11. Labor(noun)

    to be in travail; to suffer the pangs of childbirth

  12. Labor(noun)

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

  13. Labor(verb)

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

  14. Labor(verb)

    to form or fabricate with toil, exertion, or care

  15. Labor(verb)

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

  16. Labor(verb)

    to belabor; to beat

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

Anagrams for labor »

  1. lobar

  2. Balor

How to pronounce labor?

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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. Raja Zaatry:

    They provide cheap labor.

  2. John Locke:

    All wealth is the product of labor.

  3. Robert Burns:

    Dare to be honest and fear no labor.

  4. Dana Lubet:

    It's really a labor of love to do it.

  5. Brigham Young:

    The biggest labor problem is tomorrow.

Images & Illustrations of labor

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