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  Definition of Labor
  1. productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
  2. any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
  3. the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913
  4. a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
  5. a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor''s interests and the socialization of key industries
  6. an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action especially via labor unions (especially the leaders of this movement)
  7. concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
  8. undergo the efforts of childbirth
  9. 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"
  10. work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
Similar Words: labor, labour, toil, undertaking, project, task, Department of Labor, Labor Department, DoL, working class, proletariat, Labour Party, Labour, Labor Party, labor movement, trade union movement, parturiency, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed, tug, push, drive, fag, grind, drudge, dig, moil

 

See Also: press on, push on, plough on

 

Hyponyms: roping, corvee, drudgery, plodding, grind, donkeywork, effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat, hunt, hunting, hackwork, haymaking, manual labor, manual labour, overwork, overworking, slavery, cinch, breeze, picnic, snap, duck soup, child's play, pushover, walkover, piece of cake, adventure, escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertaking, assignment, baby, enterprise, endeavor, endeavour, labor of love, labour of love, marathon, endurance contest, no-brainer, proposition, tall order, large order, venture, Manhattan Project, labor force, labor pool, Industrial Workers of the World, IWW, I.W.W., unionism, trade unionism, premature labor, premature labour, strive, reach, strain

 

Grouped Verbs: push, bear on

 

Entailments: give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have

 

Part Meronyms: pregnancy, gestation, maternity

 

Derivational Morphology: labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil, tug, push, drive, task, plan, project, contrive, design, undertake, set about, attempt, parturiency, confinement, lying-in, childbed, campaign, cause, crusade, movement, effort, energy, get-up-and-go, undertaking, laborer, manual laborer, labourer, jack, peon, navvy, galley slave, hack, hacker, drudgery, plodding, donkeywork, swot, nerd, wonk, dweeb, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, toiler

 

Anagrams: lobar

 

 
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