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  Definition of labour
  1. productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
  2. a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
  3. a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor''s interests and the socialization of key industries
  4. concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
  5. undergo the efforts of childbirth
  6. 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"
  7. work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
Similar Words: labor, toil, working class, proletariat, Labour Party, Labour, Labor Party, Labor, 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, labor force, labor pool, 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, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil, tug, push, drive, parturiency, confinement, lying-in, childbed, campaign, cause, crusade, movement, effort, energy, get-up-and-go, undertaking, project, task, laborer, manual laborer, labourer, jack, peon, navvy, galley slave, hack, hacker, drudgery, plodding, donkeywork, swot, nerd, wonk, dweeb, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, toiler

 

 
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