NounLabor (countable and uncountable; plural Labors)
- Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work.
- (uncountable) Workers in general; the working class, the workforce; sometimes specifically the labor movement, organised labor.
- The act of a mother giving birth.
- The time period during which a mother gives birth.
- Adjectives often used with "labor": physical, mental, technical, organized, etc.
- (US) spelling of labour; see British/Commonwealth entry for definitions, etymology, pronunciation, translations, etc.
Adjectives for Labor
enormous; arduous; sedentary; colossal; persevering; unskilled; lofty; conscientious; praiseworthy; enlightened; earnest; patient; painful; fastidious; graver; uplifting; exhausting; toilsome; unceasing; intellectual; self-imposed; initiatory; faithful; incredible; useless; indefatigable; ceaseless; reproachful; assiduous; unsparing; manual; wonderful; immense; manifold; ill-paid; unimaginable; attendant; unremitting; nocturnal; incessant; endless; grievous; journalistic; intermittent; wearisome; strenuous; unrequited; exploited; loving; sleepless; sweated; diligent; untiring; confining; unceasing; steadfast; imperative; degraded; superfluous; insurgent; inconceivable; fantastic; bucolic; herculean; honorable; skilled; mighty; guiltless; daring; infinite; moderate; effective; congenial; smoke-grimed; gratuitous; united; earnest; unbroken; painstaking; influential; powerful; culinary; unselfish; historical; interrupted; successive (pi); backbreaking; previous; subordinate; organized; active; unwearying; vilified; productive; tremendous; exacting; harsh; aspiring; patient; painful; tedious; ideal; untasked; convict; dreadful; rural; additional; sylvan; pleasant; astrological: oppressed; wonted; tutorial; symbolical; evasive; menial; ever-successful; short-lived; literary; coarse; ferocious; professional; ministerial; heartbreaking.
Verbs for Labor
absorb in—; bleed (colloq.)—; discipline—; enslave—; free from—; mar—; necessitate —; organize—; placate—; prohibit—; recompense—; recuperate from—; regulate—; reward—; stimulate—; supplement—; sur¬mount—; thrive upon—; undertake—; — profits; —reaps; —supports; —sustains.
Adverbs for Labor
systematically; incessantly; indefatigably; assiduously; unmercifully; industriously; vigorously; tirelessly; prodigiously; diligently; tumultuously; arduously; fastidiously; unsparingly; gratuitously; congenially; productively; exactingly; unwontedly; tutorially; symbolically; menially; ferociously; professionally.
accouchement, activities, activity, affair, affairs, aim, always trot out, amplify, assignment, bag, be busy, be confined, be determined, be employed, bear, bear a child, bear young, belabor, birth, birth throes, birthing, blessed event, blunder, business, busywork, calve, careen, career, carry on business, cast, char, chare, charge, childbearing, childbed, childbirth, chore, commerce, commission, complete, concern, concernment, confinement, cultivate, delivery, detail, dirty work, do business, do chars, do the chores, donkeywork, dress, drive, drop, drudge, drudgery, duty, dwell on, dwell upon, effort, elaborate, employ, employees, employment, endeavor, endure, enlarge, enlarge upon, enter into detail, enterprise, errand, exercise, exertion, expand, fag, falter, farrow, fatigue, fawn, fish to fry, flounce, flounder, foal, follow a trade, function, genesis, give birth, giving birth, go into, grind, hammer away at, handiwork, handwork, hard work, harp on, hatching, have, have a baby, have a job, have young, having a baby, homework, industry, insist upon, interest, job, job of work, keep up, kitten, labor under, laborers, laboriousness, lamb, lick, lick of work, lie in, litter, lookout, lurch, make-work, manual labor, matter, matters in hand, mission, moil, moonlight, multiparity, nascency, nativity, occupation, odd job, overdo, overemphasize, overstress, pains, parturition, piece of work, pitch, pitch and plunge, plunge, practice a profession, project, pup, rat race, reel, resolve, rock, roll, scut work, seek, seethe, service, set up shop, slave, slavery, slogging, spadework, spell out, stagger, stay employed, stint, strain, strive, stroke, stroke of work, struggle, study, stumble, suffer, sway, sweat, sweat blood, swing, swot, task, tend, the Nativity, the stork, thing, things to do, thrash about, thresh over, throw, tiresome work, toil, toss, toss and tumble, toss and turn, totter, transact business, travail, treadmill, tug, tumble, turn a hand, undertaking, wallop, wallow, welter, whelp, work, work at, work for, work out, workers, yean
- labour (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada)
Verbpresent active lābor, present infinitive lābī, perfect active lāpsus sum. (deponent)
|perfect||Use lāpsus m., lāpsa f., lāpsum n. followed by the present indicative of sum.|
|future perfect||Use lāpsus m., lāpsa f., lāpsum n. followed by the future indicative of sum.|
|pluperfect||Use lāpsus m., lāpsa f., lāpsum n. followed by the imperfect indicative of sum.|
|perfect||Use lāpsus m., lāpsa f., lāpsum n. followed by the present subjunctive of sum.|
|pluperfect||Use lāpsus m., lāpsa f., lāpsum n. followed by the imperfect subjunctive of sum.|
|present (you)||future (you)||future (he/she)||present (you)||future (you)||future (he/she)|
|infinitives||lābī||lāpsus esse||lāpsūrus esse||—||—||—|
|participles||lābēns (lābentis)||lāpsus -a, -um||lāpsūrus -ra, -rum||—||—||—|
- Spanish: laborear