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definition of the word labor

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Singular
labor

Plural
countable and uncountable; labors

labor (countable and uncountable; plural labors)

  1. Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work.
    • 1719, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
      ...so I set myself to enlarge my cave, and work farther into the earth; for it was a loose sandy rock, which yielded easily to the labour I bestowed on it...
  2. (uncountable) Workers in general; the working class, the workforce; sometimes specifically the labor movement, organised labor.
  3. The act of a mother giving birth.
  4. The time period during which a mother gives birth.

Infinitive
to labor

Third person singular
labors

Simple past
labored

Past participle
labored

Present participle
laboring

to labor (third-person singular simple present labors, present participle laboring, simple past and past participle labored)

  1. (US) spelling of labour; see British/commonwealth entry for definitions, etymology, pronunciation, translations, etc.

labor (genitive labōris); m, third declension

  1. work

Number Singular Plural
nominative labor labōrēs
genitive labōris labōrum
dative labōrī labōribus
accusative labōrem labōrēs
ablative labōre labōribus
vocative labor labōrēs

present active lābor, present infinitive lābī, perfect active lāpsus sum. (deponent)

  1. I slip
  2. I glide, flow


labor f. (plural labors)

Singular
labor f.

Plural
labors f.

  1. job
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