Crossword clues for labor
- Any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
- ___ of love
- Kind of grind
- U.S. department
- Part of A.F.L.
- Workers, collectively
- A Cabinet post
- What gandy dancers do
- Cabinet post
- Sec. Donovan's concern
- Cabinet Department
- Group for whom Debs fought
- Cabinet position
- One of the Days
- Means of support
- Dig trenches
- Donovan's department
- Large vote segment
- Shultz post under Nixon
- Grind away
- Item of love?
- Part of N.L.R.B.
- Important political bloc
- Auto repair cost
- Powerful voting bloc
- Part of a mechanic's bill
- Big force in politics
- Big voting bloc
- Management counterpart
- Partner of parts
- The "L" of A.F.L.-C.I.O.
- British party
- Part of a repair estimate
- Israeli political party
- Repair bill segment
- Slave away
- Management's counterpart
- Process leading up to childbirth
- Productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
- The federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners
- Created in 1913
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Labor \La"bor\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Labored; p. pr. & vb. n. Laboring.] [OE. labouren, F. labourer, L. laborare. See Labor, n.] [Written also labour.]
To exert muscular strength; to exert one's strength with painful effort, particularly in servile occupations; to work; to toil.
Adam, well may we labor still to dress This garden.
To exert one's powers of mind in the prosecution of any design; to strive; to take pains.
To be oppressed with difficulties or disease; to do one's work under conditions which make it especially hard, wearisome; to move slowly, as against opposition, or under a burden; to be burdened; -- often with under, and formerly with of.
The stone that labors up the hill.
The line too labors, and the words move slow.
To cure the disorder under which he labored.
--Sir W. Scott.
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
--Matt. xi. 28
To be in travail; to suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor.
(Naut.) To pitch or roll heavily, as a ship in a turbulent sea.
Labor \La"bor\ (l[=a]"b[~e]r), n. [OE. labour, OF. labour, laber, labur, F. labeur, L. labor; cf. Gr. lamba`nein to take, Skr. labh to get, seize.] [Written also labour.]
Physical toil or bodily exertion, especially when fatiguing, irksome, or unavoidable, in distinction from sportive exercise; hard, muscular effort directed to some useful end, as agriculture, manufactures, and like; servile toil; exertion; work.
God hath set Labor and rest, as day and night, to men Successive.
Intellectual exertion; mental effort; as, the labor of compiling a history.
That which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that which demands effort.
Being a labor of so great a difficulty, the exact performance thereof we may rather wish than look for.
Travail; the pangs and efforts of childbirth.
The queen's in labor, They say, in great extremity; and feared She'll with the labor end.
Any pang or distress.
(Naut.) The pitching or tossing of a vessel which results in the straining of timbers and rigging.
[Sp.] A measure of land in Mexico and Texas, equivalent to an area of 1771/7 acres.
(Mining.) A stope or set of stopes. [Sp. Amer.]
Syn: Work; toil; drudgery; task; exertion; effort; industry; painstaking. See Toll.
Labor \La"bor\, v. t. [F. labourer, L. laborare.]
To work at; to work; to till; to cultivate by toil.
The most excellent lands are lying fallow, or only labored by children.
To form or fabricate with toil, exertion, or care. ``To labor arms for Troy.''
To prosecute, or perfect, with effort; to urge strenuously; as, to labor a point or argument.
To belabor; to beat. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, "a task, a project;" later "exertion of the body; trouble, difficulty, hardship" (late 14c.), from Old French labor "labor, toil, work, exertion, task" (12c., Modern French labeur), from Latin laborem (nominative labor) "labor, toil, exertion; hardship, pain, fatigue; a work, a product of labor," of uncertain origin, perhaps originally from the notion of "tottering under a burden," and related to labere "to totter."\n
\nMeaning "body of laborers considered as a class" (usually contrasted to capitalists) is from 1839. Sense of "physical exertions of childbirth" is 1590s, earlier labour of birthe (early 15c.), a sense also found in Old French, and compare French en travail "in (childbirth) suffering" (see travail). Labor Day first marked 1882 in New York City.
late 14c., "perform manual or physical work; work hard; keep busy; take pains, strive, endeavor" (also "copulate"), from Old French laborer "work, toil; struggle, have difficulty," from Latin laborare, from labor (see labor (n.)). The verb in modern French, Spanish, Portuguese means "to plow;" the wider sense being taken by the equivalent of English travail. Sense of "to endure pain, suffer" is early 15c., especially in phrase labor of child. Related: Labored; laboring.
n. (context Australia informal English) The http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian%20Labor%20Party.
v. 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, labour, push, drive]
undergo the efforts of childbirth [syn: labour]
a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and the socialization of key industries [syn: Labour Party, Labour, Labor Party]
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, DoL]
Labor is the second album from Brooklyn electropop band MEN. It was self-released on October 22, 2013, with full album streaming made available on Bandcamp as well as the New York Times interactive website.
The album takes a subtler, more introspective approach than the band's overtly activist 2011 debut full-length, Talk About Body, although the single "Let Them Out Or Let Me In" supporting the Free Pussy Riot movement is included. After a shuffling of the band’s lineup since their debut, Samson has said she focused more on elements of transition and change for this self-released second album. By turning inward, Labor gives JD Samson & MEN greater accessibility. The reality that activist music can only go so far, this album serves to avoid restrictive genre terminology assigned to the band such as “ LGBT music”.
In addition to the activist single "Let Them Out Or Let Me In", the album also contains previously released songs: all three tracks from Next EP, released in February 2012.
The band teamed up with French producer Yuksek on the single "All The Way Thru".
Usage examples of "labor".
In those documents we find the abridgment of the existing right of suffrage and the denial to the people of all right to participate in the selection of public officers except the legislative boldly advocated, with labored arguments to prove that large control of the people in government is the source of all political evil.
In those documents we find the abridgment of the existing right of suffrage, and the denial to the people of all right to participate in the selection of public officers, except the legislature, boldly advocated, with labored argument to prove that large control of the people in government is the source of all political evil.
The proposed acquiescence of the National Executive in any reasonable temporary State arrangement for the freed people is made with the view of possibly modifying the confusion and destitution which must at best attend all classes by a total revolution of labor throughout whole States.
The direct actionists are a warning to the Socialist Party that its tactics and its program are not adequate to domesticating the deepest unrest of labor.
The kingdoms of Transoxiana and Persia were the proper field which he labored to cultivate and adorn, as the perpetual inheritance of his family.
This is the level of culture at which Sherman Anti-Trust acts are passed, brothels are raided, and labor agitators are thrown into jail.
And you wonder that the little nihilist groups and labor organizations and associations of agnostics, as you call them, meeting to study political economy and philosophy, say that the existing state of things has got to be overturned violently, if those who have the power and the money continue indifferent.
But in the South, where Negro labor is plenty and agriculture is the chief occupation, the Negro will always have a practical monopoly, and his opportunities in all the trades in the North, as well as in the South, will increase in proportion as he becomes an educated, thrifty, law-abiding land-owner.
He does four-fifths of the agricultural labor of the South and thereby adds four-fifths to the wealth of the South derived from agriculture, the leading Southern industry.
There would be less labor incorporated into an acre of grain, and the agriculturist would be therefore obliged to exchange it for a less labor incorporated into some other article.
I hoped nothing would occur to retard the progress of the work, and that the present arrangement might continue without changes of any kind, because I knew that when you were dictating your mind was completely absorbed by your mental labors, and that any alteration in your hours of work, or the necessity of explaining your methods to a new amanuensis, annoyed and impeded you.
The labor unions deserve to be favored, because they are the most effective machinery which has as yet been forged for the economic and social amelioration of the laboring class.
Department of Justice arising out of strikes, subversive activities in connection with labor disputes, or labor disturbances of any kind in industrial establishments which have naval contracts, either as prime contractors or subcontractors.
It was also the duty of the armarian, under the orders of his superior, to provide the transcribers of manuscripts with the writings which they were to copy, as well as all the materials necessary for their labors, to make bargains as to payment, and to superintend the work during their progress.
He continued his bloody labors on various new projects, too numerous to mention, until May 1944, when he and his wife were arrested by the S.