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

2 senses of travail

Sense 1
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 2
effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat -- (use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion")
       => labor, labour, toil -- (productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill")

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

1 sense of travail

Sense 1
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")

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