Labor definitions

lā'bər
Work for wages.

Businesses paying more for labor.

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To labor is defined as to work hard.

An example of to labor is to carry a heavy load up a hill.

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The definition of labor is physical or mental work or effort.

An example of labor is studying hard for a test.

An example of labor is a woman giving birth to a baby.

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Physical or mental exertion, especially when difficult or exhausting; work.
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A specific task or effort, especially a painful or arduous one.
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A particular form of work or method of working.

Manual labor.

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A political party representing workers' interests, especially in Great Britain.
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The process by which childbirth occurs, beginning with contractions of the uterus and ending with the expulsion of the fetus or infant and the placenta.
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Workers considered as a group.
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The trade union movement, especially its officials.
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To work; toil.

Labored in the fields.

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To strive painstakingly.

Labored over the needlepoint.

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To suffer from distress or a disadvantage.

Labored under the misconception that others were cooperating.

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To undergo the labor of childbirth.
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To proceed with great effort; plod.

Labored up the hill.

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To pitch and roll.
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To deal with in exhaustive or excessive detail; belabor.

Labor a point in the argument.

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To distress; burden.

I will not labor you with trivial matters.

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Of or relating to labor.
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Of or relating to a Labor Party.
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Physical or mental exertion; work; toil.
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A specific task; piece of work.
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Labor unions collectively.
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The work accomplished by, or the role in production of, all workers, esp. workers for wages.
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Labor Party.
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The process or period of childbirth; parturition; esp., the muscular contractions of giving birth.
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All wage-earning workers as a group.
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All manual workers whose work is characterized largely by physical exertion.
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To work; toil.
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To work hard; exert oneself to get or do something; strive.
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To be afflicted or burdened with a liability or limitation (with under)

To labor under a delusion.

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To undergo, and suffer the pains of, childbirth.
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To move slowly and with difficulty.

The car labored up the hill.

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To pitch and roll heavily.

The ship labored in the rough sea.

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To spend too much time and effort on; belabor.

To labor a point.

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Physical or mental exertion, especially when difficult or exhausting; work.
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The process by which childbirth occurs, beginning with contractions of the uterus and ending with the expulsion of the fetus or infant and the placenta.
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To undergo the labor of childbirth.
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The process by which the birth of a mammal occurs, beginning with contractions of the uterus and ending with the expulsion of the fetus and the placenta.
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American standard spelling of labour.
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American standard spelling of labour.
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(Australia, informal) The Australian Labor Party.
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Origin of labor

Middle English from Old French labour from Latin labor