HyperDic: travail

English > 3 senses of the word travail:
NOUNstatetravail, parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, childbedconcluding state of pregnancy
acttravail, effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweatuse of physical or mental energy
VERBsocialtravail, labor, labour, toil, fag, grind, drudge, dig, moilwork hard
travail > pronunciation
Soundstrahvey'l
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English > travail: 3 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningconcluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child.
Synonymsparturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, 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
English > travail: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningUse of physical or mental energy; hard work.
Synonymseffort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat
Narrowerapplication, diligenceA diligent effort
exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workoutThe activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
friction, detrition, rubbingeffort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
least effort, least resistanceThe least effortful way to do something
overexertionexcessive exertion
overkillAny effort that seems to go farther than would be necessary to achieve its goal
pullA sustained effort
strain, strainingAn intense or violent exertion
strugglestrenuous effort
supererogationAn effort above and beyond the call of duty
trouble, difficultyAn effort that is inconvenient
Broaderlabor, labour, toilProductive work (especially physical work done for wages)
Spanishafán, dedicación, desvelo, esfuerzo
Catalanafany, dedicació, esforç, feinada
Verbstravailwork hard
English > travail: 3 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningWork hard.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymslabor, labour, toil, fag, grind, drudge, dig, moil
Broaderwork, do workBe employed
Spanishafanarse, fatigarse, trabajar duro
Nounstravailuse of physical or mental energy

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