Synonyms of labor


1. labor, labour, working class, proletariat, class, stratum, social class, socio-economic class

usage: a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"

2. labor, labour, toil, work

usage: productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"

3. parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed, parturition, birth, giving birth, birthing

usage: concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"

4. labor movement, trade union movement, labor, reform movement

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

5. British Labour Party, Labour Party, Labour, Labor, labor party, labour party

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

6. Department of Labor, Labor Department, Labor, DoL, executive department

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

7. undertaking, project, task, labor, work

usage: any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"


1. tug, labor, labour, push, drive, fight, struggle

usage: 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"

2. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil, work, do work

usage: work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

3. labor, labour, undergo

usage: undergo the efforts of childbirth

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Definition and meaning of labor (Dictionary)