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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.
The workers did hours of labor to finish the building.
 
synonyms:
effort, work
similar words:
action, fatigue, toil, working
definition 2: a group of workers.
The neighbors next door hired labor to build their garage.
synonyms:
employees, hands
similar words:
workers
definition 3: childbirth.
She went into labor at five and had the baby before midnight.
similar words:
childbirth
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: labored, laboring, labors
definition 1: to do hard work.
They labored on the house until it was done.
synonyms:
toil
similar words:
plod, slave, strain, sweat, trouble, work
definition 2: to go with difficulty; struggle.
The old car labored up the hill.
synonyms:
struggle, toil
similar words:
plod, strain
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The word labor contains the following part:
labor, laborat, lab Latin root that means to work