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Meaning & Definition of Labour in English

English

Labour

/lebər/

noun

1. A social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages

  • "There is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
    synonym:
  • labor
  • ,
  • labour
  • ,
  • working class
  • ,
  • proletariat

2. Concluding state of pregnancy

  • From the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
  • "She was in labor for six hours"
    synonym:
  • parturiency
  • ,
  • labor
  • ,
  • labour
  • ,
  • confinement
  • ,
  • lying-in
  • ,
  • travail
  • ,
  • childbed

3. A political party formed in great britain in 1900

  • Characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries
    synonym:
  • British Labour Party
  • ,
  • Labour Party
  • ,
  • Labour
  • ,
  • Labor

4. Productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

  • "His labor did not require a great deal of skill"
    synonym:
  • labor
  • ,
  • labour
  • ,
  • toil

verb

1. Work hard

  • "She was digging away at her math homework"
  • "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
    synonym:
  • labor
  • ,
  • labour
  • ,
  • toil
  • ,
  • fag
  • ,
  • travail
  • ,
  • grind
  • ,
  • drudge
  • ,
  • dig
  • ,
  • moil

2. Strive and make an effort to reach a goal

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • tug
  • ,
  • labor
  • ,
  • labour
  • ,
  • push
  • ,
  • drive

3. Undergo the efforts of childbirth

    synonym:
  • labor
  • ,
  • labour