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    labour - Dictionary definition and meaning for word labour

    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) 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) 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) productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
    Synonyms : labor , toil
    Example Sentence
    • his labor did not require a great deal of skill
    Definition
    (verb) work hard
    Synonyms : dig , drudge , fag , grind , labor , moil , toil , travail
    Example Sentence
    • She was digging away at her math homework
    • Lexicographers drudge all day long
    Definition
    (verb) strive and make an effort to reach a goal
    Synonyms : drive , labor , 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) undergo the efforts of childbirth
    Synonyms : labor
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