Associations to the word «Labor»


LABOR, noun. American spelling standard spelling of labour.
LABOR, verb. American spelling standard spelling of labour.
LABOR, proper noun. (Australia) (informal) The Australian Labor Party.
LABOR CAMP, noun. (US) Alternative spelling of labour camp
LABOR CAMPS, noun. Plural of labor camp
LABOR DAY, noun. (US) The holiday marking the unofficial end of summer, held on the first Monday in September.
LABOR DAY, noun. Annual holiday held May 1 to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.
LABOR DAYS, noun. Plural of Labor Day
LABOR FORCE, noun. (US) Alternative spelling of labour force
LABOR MARKET, noun. (economics) A market with labor of workers.
LABOR MARKETS, noun. Plural of labor market
LABOR OF LOVE, noun. (idiomatic) A task performed voluntarily without expectation of reimbursement; an altruistic work or undertaking.
LABOR RELATIONS, noun. Industrial relations
LABOR UNION, noun. (North America) A continuous association of wage-earners for the purpose of maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment; a trade union.
LABOR UNIONS, noun. Plural of labor union

Dictionary definition

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".
LABOR, noun. Productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill".
LABOR, noun. Concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours".
LABOR, noun. An organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement.
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.
LABOR, noun. The federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913.
LABOR, noun. Any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings".
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".
LABOR, verb. Work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long".
LABOR, verb. Undergo the efforts of childbirth.

Wise words

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