Pronunciation of Labor
/lˈe͡ɪbə/, /lˈeɪbə/, /l_ˈeɪ_b_ə/
Antonyms for labor:
Synonyms for labor:
ACTU, unionize, workforce, organize, labor market, syndicalism, try, parturition, birthing, open shop, childbearing, union, closed shop, accouchement, manpower, unionized, grind away, Trades Union Congress, trades union, overstretch, work at, COSATU, labor force, Human Capital, labor union, the CBI, buckle down, equity, knuckle down, the TUC, teamster, the AFL-CIO, shop steward, nonunion.
dig in, presence.
knock oneself out, sweat blood.
Other synonyms and related words:
agitate, working class, crowd, knuckle down, project, travail, poke, birthing, prod, strain, comprehend, get, promote, tire, thing, jade, lug, constancy, labor department, persistence, bray, output, diligence, work at, push, delivery, roil, beat back, COSATU, manpower, try, dig, labour, produce, wear out, overstretch, repulse, wear upon, motor, crusade, perseverance, organize, unorganized, campaign, trade union movement, personnel, apprehend, dig out, press, crunch, labor party, get the picture, expatiate, pains, tote, people, department of labor, product, cut into, donkeywork, drudgery, strive, serve, drive, develop, aim, labor movement, moil, pain, grate, projection, slavery, bear on, birth, drudge, delve, tire out, unionize, slog, presence, ram, boil, fight, enlarge, forge, churn, childbirth, advertize, excavate, workforce, savvy, sweat, executive, compass, sweat blood, accouchement, take, childbearing, trouble, childbed, elbow grease, parturition, outwear, turn over, wear down, restriction, handiwork, proletariat, force, cranch, chapel, parturiency, tug, grasp, push back, Labour Party, repel, ACTU, hollow, expand, jab, advertise, lying-in, wear, dilate, grind, confinement, comminute, weary, fatigue, amplify, overwork, undertaking, force back, fag, patience, bear.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
Sense 6 (noun)
work at, overwork, buckle down, forge.
Sense 8 (noun)
labor market, workforce, people, payroll, personnel, manpower, labor force, staff.
parturition, delivery, birth, childbed.
childbirth process (noun)
parturition, delivery, birth, childbearing.
onerousness, exertion, strenuousness.
giving birth (noun)
drudge, department of labor, toil, grind, proletariat, Labour Party, labour, trade union movement, push, parturiency, confinement, lying-in, moil, labor movement, task, childbed, dig, travail, tug, labor department, labor party, working class, drive, fag, project, undertaking.
person(s) performing service (noun)
work, undertaking (noun)
work very hard (verb)
Usage examples for labor:
- You heard of any labor trouble to Mr. Northwick's mills? - "The Quality of Mercy", W. D. Howells.
- But the labor was far lighter than they had imagined. - "Undine", Friedrich de la Motte Fouque.
- One would suppose, to look at the fellow- and doubtless this is the fact- that he could perform much of the labor of the horse. - "Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match", Francis C. Woodworth.