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Definitions of labor

  1. To toil or cause to toil; work; roll or pitch, as a ship at sea. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To work at; to work; to till; to cultivate by toil. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To form or fabricate with toil, exertion, or care. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To belabor; to beat. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To prosecute, or perfect, with effort; to urge streuously; as, to labor a point or argument. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To work; toil; be oppressed or distressed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To use muscular strength or mental effort; to toil; be hard-pressed; take pains; move slowly; pitch and roll heavily, as a ship in a storm; suffer the pains of childbirth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To undergo labor: to work: to take pains: to be oppressed: to move slowly: to be in travail: (naut.) to pitch and roll heavily. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. exert oneself, 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and the socialization of key industries Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action especially via labor unions (especially the leaders of this movement) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. undergo the efforts of childbirth Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Intellectual exertion; mental effort; as, the labor of compiling a history. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. That which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that which demands effort. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Travail; the pangs and efforts of childbirth. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Any pang or distress. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. The pitching or tossing of a vessel which results in the straining of timbers and rigging. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To exert muscular strength; to exert one's strength with painful effort, particularly in servile occupations; to work; to toil. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To exert one's powers of mind in the prosecution of any design; to strive; to take pains. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To be in travail; to suffer the pangs of childbirth. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To pitch or roll heavily, as a ship in a turbulent sea. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A store or set of stopes. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A measure of land in Mexico and Texas, equivalent to an area of 177 acres. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Toll or exertion, physical or mental; the whole class of workers employed in the actual production of wealth as distinguished from those who supply money or mental work; as, the relations between capital and labor are difficult to adjust; a task; effort; difficulty; pain; the act of bearing a child. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. Toil or exertion, esp. when fatiguing: work: pains: duties: a task requiring hard work: the pangs of childbirth. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. Work; toil; travail. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. Physical or mental exertion for some end; toil; work. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Labored. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for labor

  1. Like everybody else, he was afraid of the labor captain. – Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas by Lloyd Osbourne
  2. He did not labor in vain. – Northern Lights by Gilbert Parker
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