|1.||[ noun ] (work) productive work (especially physical work done for wages)|
"his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
|Related terms:||work effort drudgery manual_labor hunt hackwork overwork haymaking corvee slavery roping|
|2.||[ noun ] (work,sociology) a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages|
|Synonyms:||labour proletariat working_class|
"there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
|Related terms:||class labor_force prole|
|3.||[ verb ] exert oneself, make an effort to reach a goal|
|Synonyms:||push drive labour tug|
"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"
|Related terms:||fight strive press_on push undertaking campaign laborer|
|4.||[ verb ] (work) work hard|
|Synonyms:||toil grind moil travail drudge dig fag labour|
"She was digging away at her math homework" "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
|Related terms:||work undertaking effort laborer drudgery drudge swot|
|5.||[ verb ] undergo the efforts of childbirth|
|Related terms:||experience give_birth|
|6.||[ noun ] (politics) a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and the socialization of key industries|
|Synonyms:||Labour Labor_Party Labour_Party|
|Related terms:||party Labourite|
|7.||[ noun ] (work,politics) an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action especially via labor unions (especially the leaders of this movement)|
|Related terms:||reform_movement unionism international_workers_of_the_world union|
|8.||[ noun ] (biology,obstetrics) concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child|
|Synonyms:||confinement labour lying-in travail childbed parturiency|
"she was in labor for six hours"
|Related terms:||parturition premature_labor pregnancy effacement asynclitism uterine_contraction|
|9.||[ noun ] (work,government) the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913|
|Synonyms:||Department_of_Labor dol Labor_Department|
|Related terms:||executive_department occupational_safety_and_health_act|
|10.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 30127|
|11.||[ noun ] any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted|
|Synonyms:||project task undertaking|
"he prepared for great undertakings"
|Related terms:||work adventure enterprise venture cinch baby marathon tall_order no-brainer assignment proposition breeze labor_of_love manhattan_project plan undertake|