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labor

noun (n)

  • a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages (noun.group)
    Example:
    There is a shortage of skilled labor in this field.
    source: wordnet30
  • productive work (especially physical work done for wages) (noun.act)
    Synonym: labour, toil
    Example:
    His labor did not require a great deal of skill.
    source: wordnet30
  • concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child (noun.state)
    Example:
    She was in labor for six hours.
    source: wordnet30
  • an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement (noun.group)
    source: wordnet30
  • a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries (noun.group)
    source: wordnet30
  • the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913 (noun.group)
    source: wordnet30
  • any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A stope or set of stopes. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • strive and make an effort to reach a goal (verb.social)
    Synonym: drive, labour, push, tug
    source: wordnet30
  • work hard (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • undergo the efforts of childbirth (verb.body)
    Synonym: labour
    source: wordnet30
  • To exert muscular strength; to exert one's strength with painful effort, particularly in servile occupations; to work; to toil. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To work at; to work; to till; to cultivate by toil. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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