HyperDic: labor

English > 10 senses of the word labor / Labor:
NOUNgrouplabor, labour, working class, proletariata social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
actlabor, labour, toilproductive work (especially physical work done for wages)
statelabor, parturiency, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbedconcluding state of pregnancy
grouplabor, labor movement, trade union movementan organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement
groupLabor, British Labour Party, Labour Party, Laboura political party formed in Great Britain in 1900
groupLabor, Department of Labor, Labor Department, DoLthe federal department responsible / responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States
actlabor, undertaking, project, taskany piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
VERBsociallabor, tug, labour, push, drivestrive and make an effort to reach / reach a goal / goal
sociallabor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moilwork hard
bodylabor, labourundergo the efforts / efforts of childbirth
labor / Labor > pronunciation
Soundsley'ber
Rhymesabsorber ... weber / Weber: 72 rhymes with ber...
English > labor: 10 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages.
Example"there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
Synonymslabour, working class, proletariat
Membersproletarian, prole, workerA member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
Narrowerlabor force, labor poolThe source of trained people from which workers can be hired
lumpenproletariat(Marxism) the unorganized lower levels of the proletariat who are not interested in revolutionary advancement
organized laboremployees who are represented by a labor union
Broaderclass, stratum, social class, socio-economic classPeople having the same social, economic, or educational status
Spanishclase obrera, clase trabajadora, proletariado, trabajadores
Catalanclasse obrera, classe treballadora, proletariat, treballadors
English > labor: 10 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningProductive work (especially physical work done for wages).
Example"his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
Synonymslabour, toil
Narrowercorveeunpaid labor (as for the maintenance of roads) required by a lord of his vassals in lieu of taxes
drudgery, plodding, grind, donkeyworkHard monotonous routine work
effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweatUse of physical or mental energy
hackworkprofessional work done according to formula
haymakingcutting grass and curing it to make hay
hunt, huntingThe work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts / pelts
manual labor, manual labourlabor done with the hands
overwork, overworkingThe act of working too much or too long
ropingcapturing cattle or horses with a lasso
slaveryWork done under harsh conditions for little or no pay
BroaderworkActivity directed toward making or doing something
Spanishfaena, labor, trabajo
Catalanfeina, labor, treball
Adjectiveslaboriouscharacterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
Verbslaborwork hard
English > labor: 10 senses > noun 3, state
Meaningconcluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child.
Example"she was in labor for six hours"
Synonymsparturiency, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed
Part ofpregnancy, gestation, maternityThe state of being pregnant
Partsasynclitism, obliquityThe presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle
effacementshortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor
uterine contractionA rhythmic tightening in labor of the upper uterine musculature that contracts the size of the uterus and pushes the fetus toward the birth canal
Narrowerpremature labor, premature labourlabor beginning prior to the 37th week of gestation
Broaderparturition, birth, giving birth, birthingThe process of giving birth
Spanishembarazo, gestación
Catalanembaràs, gestació
Verbslaborundergo the efforts / efforts of childbirth
English > labor: 10 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningAn organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement.
Synonymslabor movement, trade union movement
Partsunion, labor union, trade union, trades union, brotherhoodAn organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
NarrowerIndustrial Workers of the World, IWW, I.W.W.A former international labor union and radical labor movement in the United States
unionism, trade unionismThe system or principles and theory of labor unions
Broaderreform movementA movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms
Spanishmovimiento obrero
Catalanmoviment obrer
English > Labor: 10 senses > noun 5, group
MeaningA political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries.
SynonymsBritish Labour Party, Labour Party, Labour
MembersLabouriteA member of the British Labour Party
Broaderlabor party, labour partyA left-of-center political party formed to represent the interest of ordinary working people
SpanishPartido Laborista
CatalanPartit Laborista
English > Labor: 10 senses > noun 6, group
MeaningThe federal department responsible / responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913.
SynonymsDepartment of Labor, Labor Department, DoL
PartsOccupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHAA government agency in the Department of Labor to maintain a safe and healthy work environment
Broaderexecutive departmentA federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
SpanishDepartamento de trabajo, ministerio de trabajo
Catalanministeri de treball
English > labor: 10 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningAny piece of work that is undertaken or attempted.
Synonymsundertaking, project, task
InstancesManhattan ProjectCode name for the secret United States project set up in 1942 to develop atomic bombs for use in World War II
Narroweradventure, escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertakingA wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful / lawful / lawful)
assignmentAn undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)
babyA project of personal concern to someone
cinch, breeze, picnic, snap, duck soup, child's play, pushover, walkover, piece of cakeAny undertaking that is easy to do
enterprise, endeavor, endeavourA purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
labor of love, labour of loveProductive work performed voluntarily without material reward / reward or compensation
marathon, endurance contestAny long and arduous undertaking
no-brainerAnything that requires little thought
propositionA task to be dealt with
tall order, large orderA formidable task or requirement
ventureAny venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
BroaderworkActivity directed toward making or doing something
Spanishempresa, proyecto, tarea
Catalanempresa, projecte, tasca
Verbslaborwork hard
laborstrive and make an effort to reach / reach a goal / goal
English > labor: 10 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningstrive and make an effort to reach / reach a goal / goal.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonymstug, labour, push, drive
Narrowerstrive, reach, strainTo exert much effort or energy
Broaderfight, strugglemake a strenuous or labored effort
Similar topush, bear onPress, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
Spanishhacer trabajar mucho, laborar, matarse trabajando, presionar, trabajar duro
Nounslaborany piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
laborersomeone who works with their hands
English > labor: 10 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningWork hard.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymslabour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil
Broaderwork, do workBe employed
Spanishafanarse, fatigarse, trabajar duro
Nounslaborproductive work (especially physical work done for wages)
laborany piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
laborersomeone who works with their hands
English > labor: 10 senses > verb 3, body
MeaningUndergo the efforts / efforts of childbirth.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymlabour
Entailsgive birth, deliver, bear, birth, haveCause to be born
BroaderundergoPass through
Nounslaborconcluding state of pregnancy

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