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labor

la·bor

labor

 
pronunciation:
leI br
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: hard work or effort.
Finishing the building required many hours of labor.
 
synonyms:
effort, work
similar words:
action, fatigue
definition 2: the physical effort and pain of giving birth to a baby.
She was in labor for eight hours.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: labored, laboring, labors
definition: to do hard work with little rest.
My grandfather labored six days a week in a hot, noisy factory.
similar words:
sweat, work
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The word labor contains the following part:
labor, laborat, lab Latin root that means to work