- 1. labor, labour, working class, proletariat, class, stratum, social class, socio-economic class
- usage: a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
- 2. labor, labour, toil, work
- usage: productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
- 3. parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed, parturition, birth, giving birth, birthing
- usage: concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
- 4. labor movement, trade union movement, labor, reform movement
- usage: an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement
- 5. British Labour Party, Labour Party, Labour, Labor, labor party, labour party
- usage: a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries
- 6. Department of Labor, Labor Department, Labor, DoL, executive department
- usage: the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913
- 7. undertaking, project, task, labor, work
- usage: any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
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- 1. tug, labor, labour, push, drive, fight, struggle
- usage: 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"
- 2. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil, work, do work
- usage: work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
- 3. labor, labour, undergo
- usage: undergo the efforts of childbirth
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