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See also Labor

English[]

Alternative spellings[]

  • labour (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada)

Pronunciation[]

  • (US) IPA: /ˈleɪ.bɚ/
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    (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪbə(r)

Noun[]

Singular
Labor

Plural
s

Labor (s)

  1. Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work.
    • 1719, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
      ...so I set myself to enlarge my cave, and work farther into the earth; for it was a loose sandy rock, which yielded easily to the labour I bestowed on it...
  2. (uncountable) Workers in general; the working class, the workforce; sometimes specifically the labor movement, organised labor.
  3. The act of a mother giving birth.
  4. The time period during which a mother gives birth.

Usage notes[]

  • Attributes: physical, mental, technical, organized, etc.

Related terms[]

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Labor

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Labor (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (US) spelling of labour; see British/commonwealth entry for definitions, etymology, pronunciation, translations, etc.

Derived terms[]

  • belabor
  • labor of love

Anagrams[]

  • ablor,
  • Balor
  • lobar

Latin[]

Noun[]

labor (genitive labōris); m, third declension

  1. work

Inflection[]

Number Singular Plural
nominative labor labōrēs
genitive labōris labōrum
dative labōrī labōribus
accusative labōrem labōrēs
ablative labōre labōribus
vocative labor labōrēs

Derived terms[]

  • laboro

Verb[]

present active lābor, present infinitive lābī, perfect active lāpsus sum. (deponent)

  1. I slip
  2. I glide, flow

Inflection[]

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Derived terms[]

Descendants[]

  • Spanish: laborear

Spanish[]

Noun[]

Labor f. (plural labores)

Singular
Labor f.

Plural
labores f.

  1. job

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