Definition of Laboring in English :

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Laboring meaning in English

Meaning of Laboring in English

Pronunciation of Laboring in English

Laboring pronunciation in English

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1. drudging, laboring, labouring, toiling

doing arduous or unpleasant work

Example Sentences:
'drudging peasants'
'the bent backs of laboring slaves picking cotton'
'toiling coal miners in the black deeps'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of laboring
verb, noun
the US spelling of labour

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see synonyms of laboring
physical or mental exertion; work; toil
a specific task; piece of work
all wage-earning workers as a group
see also capital1, or management
all manual workers whose work is characterized largely by physical exertion
labor unions collectively
the work accomplished by or the role in production of all workers, esp. workers for wages
6.  [L-]
Labor Party
7.  Medicine
the process or period of childbirth; parturition; esp., the muscular contractions of giving birth
verb intransitive
to work; toil
to work hard; exert oneself to get or do something; strive
to move slowly and with difficulty
the car labored up the hill
to pitch and roll heavily
the ship labored in the rough sea
to be afflicted or burdened with a liability or limitation (with under)
to labor under a delusion
to undergo, and suffer the pains of, childbirth
verb transitive
to spend too much time and effort on; develop in too great detail
to labor a point

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of laboring
1. Physical or mental exertion, especially when difficult or exhausting; work. See Synonyms at work.
2. A specific task or effort, especially a painful or arduous one: "Eating the bread was a labor I put myself through to quiet my stomach" (Gail Anderson-Dargatz).
3. A particular form of work or method of working: manual labor.
4. Work for wages: businesses paying more for labor.
a. Workers considered as a group.
b. The trade union movement, especially its officials.
6. Labor A political party representing workers' interests, especially in Great Britain.
7. 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.
v. la·bored, la·bor·ing, la·bors
1. To work; toil: labored in the fields.
2. To strive painstakingly: labored over the needlepoint.
a. To proceed with great effort; plod: labored up the hill.
b. Nautical To pitch and roll.
4. To suffer from distress or a disadvantage: labored under the misconception that others were cooperating.
5. To undergo the labor of childbirth.
1. To deal with in exhaustive or excessive detail; belabor: labor a point in the argument.
2. To distress; burden: I will not labor you with trivial matters.
1. Of or relating to labor.
2. Labor Of or relating to a Labor Party.

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