Dictionary Results for labor


1. labor - noun

· a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"

Synonym(s): labour, working_class, proletariat

Hypernym(s): class, stratum, social_class, socio-economic_class




2. labor - noun

· productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"

Synonym(s): labour, toil

Hypernym(s): work




3. labor - noun

· concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"

Synonym(s): parturiency, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed

Hypernym(s): parturition, birth, giving_birth, birthing




4. labor - noun

· an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement

Synonym(s): labor_movement, trade_union_movement

Hypernym(s): reform_movement




5. labor - noun

· 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(s): British_Labour_Party, Labour_Party, Labour, Labor

Hypernym(s): labor_party, labour_party




6. labor - noun

· the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913

Synonym(s): Department_of_Labor, Labor_Department, Labor, DoL

Hypernym(s): executive_department




7. labor - noun

· any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"

Synonym(s): undertaking, project, task

Hypernym(s): work




8. labor - verb

· 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(s): tug, labour, push, drive

Hypernym(s): fight, struggle




9. labor - verb

· work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

Synonym(s): labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil

Hypernym(s): work, do_work




10. labor - verb

· undergo the efforts of childbirth

Synonym(s): labour

Hypernym(s): undergo





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