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"
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"
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
labor, labour, toil(verb)
productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
"his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil(verb)
"She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
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"
undergo the efforts of childbirth
Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work.
Workers in general; the working class, the workforce; sometimes specifically the labour movement, organised labour.
A political party or force aiming or claiming to represent the interests of labour.
The act of a mother giving birth
The time period during which a mother gives birth.
To toil, to work.
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.
Short for the Labour Party.
Origin: From labouren, from laborer, from laborare, from labor; perhaps remotely akin to robur.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'labour' in Nouns Frequency: #300
Rank popularity for the word 'labour' in Adjectives Frequency: #86
The numerical value of labour in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of labour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of labour in a Sentence
Learn to labour and to wait.
Birthing my dream is a never-ending labour.
God sells knowledge for labour -- honour for risk.
Labour doesn't look out for ordinary people anymore.
I like where Labour is going, so that would sway me.
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- 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
- 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
- muncitori, lucrători, muncăRomanian
- рабочий, рабочий класс, работать, роды, труд, трудитьсяRussian
- arbetskraft, arbete, arbetaSwedish
- శ్రమ, ప్రసవం, కార్మికులుTelugu
- کام کرناUrdu
- lao động, 勞動Vietnamese
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