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labor

 
Noun labor has 7 senses
  1. labor, labour, toil - productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
    --1 is a kind of work
    --1 has particulars:
     roping; corvee; drudgery, plodding, grind, donkeywork; effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat; hunt, hunting; hackwork; haymaking; manual labor, manual labour; overwork, overworking; slavery
    Derived form: verb labor2
  2. labor, labour, working class, proletariat - a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
    --2 is a kind of class, social class, socio-economic class
    --2 has members: proletarian, prole, worker
    --2 has particulars: labor force, labor pool
  3. parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed - concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
    --3 is a kind of parturition, birth, giving birth, birthing
    --3 is a part of pregnancy, gestation, maternity
    --3 has parts: uterine contraction; effacement; asynclitism, obliquity
    --3 has particulars: premature labor, premature labour
    Derived form: verb labor3
  4. labor movement, trade union movement, labor - an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action especially via labor unions (especially the leaders of this movement)
    --4 is a kind of reform movement
    --4 has parts:
     union, labor union, trade union, trades union, brotherhood
    --4 has particulars:
     Industrial Workers of the World, IWW, I.W.W.; unionism, trade unionism
  5. Labour Party, Labour, Labor Party, Labor - a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and the socialization of key industries
    --5 is a kind of party, political party
    --5 has members: Labourite
  6. Department of Labor, Labor Department, Labor, DoL - the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913
    --6 is a kind of executive department
    --6 has parts: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA
  7. undertaking, project, task, labor - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
    --7 is a kind of work
    --7 has particulars:
     cinch, breeze, picnic, snap, duck soup, child's play, pushover, walkover, piece of cake; adventure, escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertaking; assignment; baby; enterprise, endeavor, endeavour; labor of love, labour of love; marathon, endurance contest; no-brainer; proposition; tall order, large order; venture; Manhattan Project
    Derived forms: verb labor2, verb labor1
Verb labor has 3 senses
  1. tug, labor, labour, push, drive - 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"
    --1 is one way to fight, struggle
    Derived forms: noun labor7, noun laborer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  2. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil - work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
    --2 is one way to work, do work
    Derived forms: noun labor1, noun labor7, noun laborer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. labor, labour - undergo the efforts of childbirth
    --3 is one way to experience, receive, have, get, undergo
    Derived form: noun labor3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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