Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun labor

7 senses of labor

Sense 1
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")
       => class, stratum, social class, socio-economic class -- (people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class")

Sense 2
labor, labour, toil -- (productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill")
       => work -- (activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work")

Sense 3
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")
       => parturition, birth, giving birth, birthing -- (the process of giving birth)

Sense 4
labor movement, trade union movement, labor -- (an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement)
       => reform movement -- (a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms)

Sense 5
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 party, labour party -- (a left-of-center political party formed to represent the interest of ordinary working people)

Sense 6
Department of Labor, Labor Department, Labor, DoL -- (the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913)
       => executive department -- (a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States)

Sense 7
undertaking, project, task, labor -- (any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings")
       => work -- (activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb labor

3 senses of labor

Sense 1
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")
       => fight, struggle -- (make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath")

Sense 2
labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil -- (work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long")
       => work, do work -- (be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college")

Sense 3
labor, labour -- (undergo the efforts of childbirth)
       => undergo -- (pass through; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "undergo a strange sensation")

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