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labiate having lips or parts that resemble or function like lips; lipped. [4 definitions]
labile subject to or ready for change; adaptable. [2 definitions]
labio- lip.
labiodental articulated with the upper lip and lower front teeth touching, as the sounds in English of "f" and "v". [2 definitions]
labionasal of a speech sound, articulated with the lips and resonated in the nasal cavity, as the sound "m". [2 definitions]
labiovelar of a speech sound, produced with rounded lips and the back of the tongue near or touching the soft palate, as "w" in English. [2 definitions]
labium a lip or liplike structure in a living organism, such as the folds of skin around the vulva or one of the divisions in the corollas of certain plants.
labor the expenditure of physical and mental effort in the performance of work. [9 definitions]
laboratory a place designed for scientific investigation and experimentation. [4 definitions]
Labor Day the first Monday in September, a legal holiday observed in Canada and the United States to honor the labor of working people.
labored produced with difficulty or effort. [2 definitions]
laborer one who labors. [2 definitions]
labor-intensive requiring a relatively large amount of labor and a small amount of capital.
laborious requiring considerable effort or perseverance. [3 definitions]
laborite (sometimes cap.) a member or supporter of a labor union, a labor movement, or apro-labor group or political party.
labor of love a task or kind of work that one does out of altruism or interest, rather than for financial gain.
labor party (sometimes cap.) a political party that advances the causes of labor or is controlled by labor unions.
labor-saving decreasing the physical labor or number of workers required.
labor union an organization of workers that promotes and protects the interests of its members in issues such as wages and working conditions, esp. through negotiations with employers.
labour a spelling of "labor" used in Canada and Britain. See "labor" for more information.
Labourite a member or supporter of the Labour party in Great Britain.