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Meaning of labor

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work
           for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this
           field" [syn: {labor}, {labour}, {working class},
      2: productive work (especially physical work done for wages);
         "his labor did not require a great deal of skill" [syn:
         {labor}, {labour}, {toil}]
      3: concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions
         to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
         [syn: {parturiency}, {labor}, {labour}, {confinement},
         {lying-in}, {travail}, {childbed}]
      4: an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by
         united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders
         of this movement [syn: {labor movement}, {trade union
         movement}, {labor}]
      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 [syn: {British
         Labour Party}, {Labour Party}, {Labour}, {Labor}]
      6: the federal department responsible for promoting the working
         conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in
         1913 [syn: {Department of Labor}, {Labor Department},
         {Labor}, {DoL}]
      7: any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he
         prepared for great undertakings" [syn: {undertaking},
         {project}, {task}, {labor}]
      v 1: 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" [syn: {tug}, {labor}, {labour}, {push},
      2: work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework";
         "Lexicographers drudge all day long" [syn: {labor}, {labour},
         {toil}, {fag}, {travail}, {grind}, {drudge}, {dig}, {moil}]
      3: undergo the efforts of childbirth [syn: {labor}, {labour}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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