Search Result:labour

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋlebZ 〕


〔 ˊleibә 〕

Overview of noun labour

The noun labour has 4 senses

  • labor, labour, working class, proletariat -- (a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field")

  • parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed -- (concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours")

  • British Labour Party, Labour Party, Labour, Labor -- (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, labour, toil -- (productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill")

Overview of verb labour

The verb labour has 3 senses

  • labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil -- (work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long")

  • tug, labor, labour, push, drive -- (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, labour -- (undergo the efforts of childbirth)