Definition of Labour in English :

Define Labour in English

Labour meaning in English

Meaning of Labour in English

Pronunciation of Labour in English

Labour pronunciation in English

Pronounce Labour in English


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1. labor, labour, proletariat, working class

a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages

Example Sentences:
'there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field'

2. childbed, confinement, labor, labour, lying-in, parturiency, travail

concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child

Example Sentences:
'she was in labor for six hours'

3. british labour party, labor, labour, labour party

a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries

4. labor, labour, toil

productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

Example Sentences:
'his labor did not require a great deal of skill'


5. dig, drudge, fag, grind, labor, labour, moil, toil, travail

work hard

Example Sentences:
'She was digging away at her math homework'
'Lexicographers drudge all day long'

6. drive, labor, labour, push, tug

strive and make an effort to reach a goal

Example Sentences:
'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'

7. labor, labour

undergo the efforts of childbirth

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of labour
productive work, esp physical toil done for wages
the people, class, or workers involved in this, esp in contrast to management, capital, etc
(as modifier)
a labour dispute
labour relations
difficult or arduous work or effort
(in combination)
a particular job or task, esp of a difficult nature
the process or effort of childbirth or the time during which this takes place
(as modifier)
labour pains
6.  labour of love
7. (intransitive)
to perform labour; work
8. (intr; foll by for, etc)
to strive or work hard (for something)
9. (intransitive; usually foll by under)
to be burdened (by) or be at a disadvantage (because of)
to labour under a misapprehension
10. (intransitive)
to make one's way with difficulty
11. (transitive)
to deal with or treat too persistently
to labour a point
12. (intransitive)
(of a woman) to be in labour
13. (intransitive)
(of a ship) to pitch and toss

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see synonyms of labour
noun, verb intransitive, verb transitive

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


see synonyms of labour
n., v. & adj.
Chiefly British
Variant of labor.

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