(noun, verb)


1. a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages

- there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field

Similar word(s): labour, proletariat

Definition categories: group, class, stratum

2. productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

- his labor did not require a great deal of skill

Similar word(s): labour, toil

Definition categories: act, work

3. concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child

- she was in labor for six hours

Similar word(s): childbed, confinement, labour, parturiency, travail

Definition categories: state, birth, birthing, parturition

4. an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement

Definition categories: group

5. a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries

Similar word(s): labour

Definition categories: group

6. the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913

Similar word(s): dol

Definition categories: group

7. any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

Similar word(s): project, task, undertaking

Definition categories: act, work


1. strive and make an effort to reach a goal

Similar word(s): drive, labour, push, tug

Definition categories: social, fight, struggle

2. work hard

Similar word(s): dig, drudge, grind, labour, moil, toil, travail

Definition categories: social, work

3. undergo the efforts of childbirth

Similar word(s): labour

Definition categories: body, undergo