La´bor   Pronunciation: lā´bẽr
n.1.Physical toil or bodily exertion, especially when fatiguing, irksome, or unavoidable, in distinction from sportive exercise; hard, muscular effort directed to some useful end, as agriculture, manufactures, and like; servile toil; exertion; work.
2.Intellectual exertion; mental effort; as, the labor of compiling a history.
3.That which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that which demands effort.
4.Travail; the pangs and efforts of childbirth.
5.Any pang or distress.
6.(Naut.) The pitching or tossing of a vessel which results in the straining of timbers and rigging.
7.A measure of land in Mexico and Texas, equivalent to an area of 177
8.(Mining.) A stope or set of stopes.
v. i.1.To exert muscular strength; to exert one's strength with painful effort, particularly in servile occupations; to work; to toil.
[imp. & p. p. Labored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Laboring.]
Adam, well may we labor still to dress
This garden.
- Milton.
2.To exert one's powers of mind in the prosecution of any design; to strive; to take pains.
3.To be oppressed with difficulties or disease; to do one's work under conditions which make it especially hard, wearisome; to move slowly, as against opposition, or under a burden; to be burdened; - often with under, and formerly with of.
The stone that labors up the hill.
- Granville.
To cure the disorder under which he labored.
- Sir W. Scott.
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
- Matt. xi. 28
4.To be in travail; to suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor.
5.(Naut.) To pitch or roll heavily, as a ship in a turbulent sea.
v. t.1.To work at; to work; to till; to cultivate by toil.
2.To form or fabricate with toil, exertion, or care.
3.To prosecute, or perfect, with effort; to urge strenuously; as, to labor a point or argument.
4.To belabor; to beat.
Noun1.Laborlabor - productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
Synonyms: toil, labour
2.Laborlabor - a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
3.labor - concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
4.Laborlabor - an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action especially via labor unions (especially the leaders of this movement)
5.LaborLabor - a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and the socialization of key industries
6.LaborLabor - the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913
7.Laborlabor - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
Verb1.labor - 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"
Synonyms: labour, tug, push, drive
2.labor - work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
3.labor - undergo the efforts of childbirth
Synonyms: labour

LABOR. Continued operation; work.
     2. The labor and skill of one man is frequently used in a partnership, and valued as equal to the capital of another.
     3. When business has been done for another, and suit is brought to recover a just reward, there is generally contained in the declaration, a count for work and labor.
     4. Where penitentiaries exist, persons who have committed crimes are condemned to be imprisoned therein at labor.

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