Toil means continuous and hard work.(noun)
An example of toil is labor in a field for 10 hours a day.
Toil is defined as to engage in difficult and continuous work.(verb)
An example of toil is to work in physical labor for 10 hours a day.
See toil in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME toilen < Anglo-Fr toiler, to strive, dispute < OFr toeillier, to pull about, begrime < L tudiculare, to stir about < tudicula, small machine for bruising olives < tudes, mallet < base of tundere, to beat < IE base *(s)teu- > stock, stub
Origin: ME toile < Anglo-Fr toil < OFr toeil, turmoil, struggle < the v.
Origin: OFr toile, a net, web, cloth < L tela, web, woven material < base of texere: see text
See toil in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb toiled, toil·ing, toils
Origin: Middle English toilen
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman toiler, to stir about
Origin: , from Latin tudiculāre
Origin: , from tudicula, a machine for bruising olives
Origin: , diminutive of tudes, hammer.
Origin: French toile, cloth
Origin: , from Old French teile
Origin: , from Latin tēla, web; see teks- in Indo-European roots.
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