[noun] productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
Synonyms: labour, toil
[noun] a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
Synonyms: labour, working class, proletariat
[noun] concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
Synonyms: parturiency, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed
[noun] an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action especially via labor unions (especially the leaders of this movement)
Synonyms: movement, trade union movement
[noun] a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and the socialization of key industries
Synonyms: Labour Party, Labour, Labor Party, Labor
[noun] the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913
Synonyms: Department of Labor, Labor Department, Labor, DoL
[noun] any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
Synonyms: undertaking, project, task
[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"
Synonyms: tug, labour, push, drive
[verb] work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
Synonyms: labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil
[verb] undergo the efforts of childbirth
strive, reach, strain
drudgery, plodding, grind, donkeywork
effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat
manual labor, manual labour
labor force, labor pool
premature labor, premature labour
Industrial Workers of the World, IWW, I.W.W.
unionism, trade unionism
cinch, breeze, picnic, snap, duck soup, child's play, pushover, walkover, piece of cake
adventure, escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertaking
enterprise, endeavor, endeavour
labor of love, labour of love
marathon, endurance contest
tall order, large order