What does toil mean?

Definitions for toil

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. labor, labour, toil(verb)

    productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

    "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"

  2. 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"


  1. toil(Noun)

    labour, work

  2. toil(Noun)

    trouble, strife

  3. toil(Noun)

    A net or snare; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey; usually in the plural.

  4. toil(Verb)

    To labour; work.

  5. toil(Verb)

    To struggle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Toil(noun)

    a net or snare; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey; -- usually in the plural

  2. Toil(verb)

    to exert strength with pain and fatigue of body or mind, especially of the body, with efforts of some continuance or duration; to labor; to work

  3. Toil(verb)

    to weary; to overlabor

  4. Toil(verb)

    to labor; to work; -- often with out

  5. Toil

    labor with pain and fatigue; labor that oppresses the body or mind, esp. the body

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Toil

    toil, n. a net or snare. [O. Fr. toile, cloth—L. tela, from texĕre, to weave.]

  2. Toil

    toil, v.i. to labour: to work with fatigue.—n. labour, esp. of a fatiguing kind.—n. Toil′er.—adjs. Toil′ful, Toil′some, full of fatigue: wearisome; Toil′less.—adv. Toil′somely.—n. Toil′someness.—adj. Toil′-worn, worn out with toil. [O. Fr. touiller, to entangle; of dubious origin—prob., acc. to Skeat, from a freq. form of Old High Ger. zucchen (Ger. zucken), to twitch; cf. Old High Ger. zocchón, to pull, zogón, to tear; all derivatives from Old High Ger. zíhan (Ger. ziehen), to pull.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of toil in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of toil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of toil in a Sentence

  1. Grover Cleveland:

    Honor lies in honest toil.

  2. Manilius:

    Even pleasure itself is a toil.

  3. Seneca:

    Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.

  4. Winston Churchill:

    I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.

  5. D. H. Lawrence:

    Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep.

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