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    labor - Dictionary definition and meaning for word labor

    Definition
    (noun) a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    Example Sentence
    • there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field
    Definition
    (noun) productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
    Synonyms : labour , toil
    Example Sentence
    • his labor did not require a great deal of skill
    Definition
    (noun) concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
    Example Sentence
    • she was in labor for six hours
    Definition
    (noun) an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement Definition
    (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 Definition
    (noun) the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913 Definition
    (noun) any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    Synonyms : project , task , undertaking
    Example Sentence
    • he prepared for great undertakings
    Definition
    (verb) strive and make an effort to reach a goal
    Synonyms : drive , labour , push , tug
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) work hard
    Synonyms : dig , drudge , fag , grind , labour , moil , toil , travail
    Example Sentence
    • She was digging away at her math homework
    • Lexicographers drudge all day long
    Definition
    (verb) undergo the efforts of childbirth
    Synonyms : labour
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