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1. labour

noun. ['ˈleɪbɝ'] a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages.

Synonyms

  • organized labor
  • proletariat
  • stratum
  • socio-economic class
  • lumpenproletariat
  • class
  • labor force
  • social class
  • labor pool
  • proletarian
  • prole
  • working class
  • worker

Antonyms

  • malfunction
  • effortless
  • normality
  • honesty

Etymology

  • labouren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • laborer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Example sentences of the word labour


1. Noun, singular or mass
Others view the company as an industrial giant taking an unfair advantage of cheap labour in developing countries.

2. Adjective
Pregnant pugs become restless as labour approaches and begins.

Quotes containing the word labour


1. I am saying that in Wales here we have a very clear election commitment and I hope, and I will express this view, I hope that every individual member of the Labour Party, will understand that and will strive to achieve unity so that we can deliver the yes vote in the Autumn.
- Ron Davies

2. But there is in everything a reasonable division of labour. I have written the book, and nothing on earth would induce me to read it.
- G.K. Chesterton

3. Methought I heard a voice cry, Sleep no more!Macbeth does murder sleep, - the innocent sleep;Sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleave of care, The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath,Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast.
- William Shakespeare, Macbeth

2. labour-intensive

adjective. requiring a large expenditure of labor but not much capital.

Synonyms

  • labor-intensive

Antonyms

  • easy
  • unstrained

3. labour

noun. ['ˈleɪbɝ'] productive work (especially physical work done for wages).

Synonyms

  • toil
  • donkeywork
  • elbow grease
  • overwork
  • slavery
  • effort
  • work
  • hunting
  • plodding
  • manual labour
  • drudgery
  • exertion
  • manual labor
  • grind
  • travail
  • hackwork
  • overworking
  • corvee
  • sweat
  • haymaking
  • hunt
  • roping

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • best
  • studio
  • idle

Etymology

  • labouren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • laborer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. Labour

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

Synonyms

  • Labour Party
  • Labourite
  • Labor
  • British Labour Party
  • labor party

5. labour

noun. ['ˈleɪbɝ'] concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child.

Synonyms

  • obliquity
  • premature labor
  • uterine contraction
  • maternity
  • parturition
  • lying-in
  • childbed
  • premature labour
  • confinement
  • asynclitism
  • birthing
  • travail
  • gestation
  • pregnancy
  • birth
  • parturiency
  • giving birth
  • effacement

Antonyms

  • declassification
  • middle
  • end
  • death

Etymology

  • labouren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • laborer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. labour

verb. ['ˈleɪbɝ'] strive and make an effort to reach a goal.

Synonyms

  • push
  • struggle
  • strive
  • reach
  • drive
  • bear on
  • tug
  • strain
  • fight

Antonyms

  • pull
  • attract
  • criticize
  • retreat

Etymology

  • labouren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • laborer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. labour

verb. ['ˈleɪbɝ'] undergo the efforts of childbirth.

Synonyms

  • bear
  • birth
  • have
  • give birth
  • deliver
  • undergo

Antonyms

  • inelegance
  • middle-class
  • upper-class
  • employer

Etymology

  • labouren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • laborer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. labour

verb. ['ˈleɪbɝ'] work hard.

Synonyms

  • dig
  • toil
  • do work
  • fag
  • moil
  • work
  • grind
  • travail
  • drudge

Antonyms

  • make peace
  • defend
  • bottom out
  • top out

Etymology

  • labouren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • laborer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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