Textual thesaurus for "labor"

(noun) labour, toil

productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

his labor did not require a great deal of skill

(noun) undertaking, task, project

any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

he prepared for great undertakings

(noun) Labor, Labor Department, DoL, Department of Labor

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

(noun) proletariat, working class, labour

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

there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field

(noun) Labor, Labour, Labour Party, British Labour Party

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

(noun) trade union movement, labor movement

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

(noun) travail, childbed, parturiency, confinement, labour, lying-in

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

she was in labor for six hours

(verb) labour

undergo the efforts of childbirth

(verb) labour, push, tug, 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

(verb) moil, drudge, dig, fag, grind, labour, toil, travail

work hard

She was digging away at her math homework; Lexicographers drudge all day long