– definition :

  • (noun)
    1. productive work (especially physical work done for wages) (context:act)
    2. any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted (context:act)
    3. the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913 (context:group)
    4. a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages (context:group)
    5. a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor’s interests and formerly the socialization of key industries (context:group)
    6. an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement (context:group)
    7. concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child (context:state)
  • (verb)
    1. undergo the efforts of childbirth (context:body)
    2. strive and make an effort to reach a goal (context:social)
    3. work hard (context:social)

– Sample : “labor”

  • Lexicographers drudge all day long
  • She is driving away at her doctoral thesis
  • She tugged for years to make a decent living
  • She was digging away at her math homework
  • We have to push a little to make the deadline!
  • he prepared for great undertakings
  • his labor did not require a great deal of skill
  • she was in labor for six hours
  • there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field