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labor, labour, working class, proletariat (noun)
a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
"there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
labor, labour, toil (noun)
productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
"his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed (noun)
concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
"she was in labor for six hours"
labor movement, trade union movement, labor (noun)
an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement
British Labour Party, Labour Party, Labour, Labor (noun)
a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries
Department of Labor, Labor Department, Labor, DoL (noun)
the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913
undertaking, project, task, labor (verb)
any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
"he prepared for great undertakings"
tug, labor, labour, push, drive (verb)
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"
labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil (verb)
"She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
labor, labour (verb)
undergo the efforts of childbirth
Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work.
Workers collectively; the workforce; the working class.
The labor union movement; organized labor.
The act of a mother giving birth or the time period during which a mother gives birth.
spelling of labour; see British/Commonwealth entry for definitions, etymology, pronunciation, translations, etc.
The Australian Labor Party.