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labor 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈlābər/,
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labours, plural; labors, plural;
  1. Work hard; make great effort
    • - they labored from dawn to dusk in two shifts
    • - it now looks as if the reformers had labored in vain
  2. Work at an unskilled manual occupation
    • - he was eking out an existence by laboring
  3. Have difficulty in doing something despite working hard
    • - Coley labored against confident opponents
  4. (of an engine) Work noisily and with difficulty
    • - the wheels churned, the engine laboring
  5. Move or proceed with trouble or difficulty
    • - they labored up a steep, tortuous track
  6. (of a ship) Roll or pitch heavily

  7. Till (the ground)
    • - the land belonged to him who labored it
Noun
  1. Work, esp. hard physical work
    • - the price of repairs includes labor and parts
    • - manual labor
  2. Workers, esp. manual workers, considered collectively
    • - nonunion casual labor
  3. Such workers considered as a social class or political force
    • - the labor movement
  4. A department of government concerned with a nation's workforce
    • - Secretary of Labor
  5. The process of childbirth, esp. the period from the start of uterine contractions to delivery
    • - his wife is in labor
  6. (in the UK or Canada) The Labour Party


  1. a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
  2. tug: 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"
  3. productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
  4. work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
  5. parturiency: concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
  6. undergo the efforts of childbirth
  7. There are a number of Spanish units of measurement of length or area that are now virtually obsolete. They include the vara, the cordel, the league and the labor. The units of area used to express the area of land are still encountered in some transactions in land today. ...
  8. Childbirth (also called labour, birth, partus or parturition) is the culmination of a human pregnancy or gestation period with the birth of one or more newborn infants from a woman's uterus. ...
  9. Labour economics seeks to understand the functioning and dynamics of the market for labour. Labour markets function through the interaction of workers and employers. ...
  10. The Israeli Labor Party (מפלגת העבודה הישראלית), generally known in Israel as Avoda (עבודה) is a center-left political party in Israel. It is a social democratic and Zionist party, a member of the Socialist International and an observer member of the Party of European Socialists. ...
  11. The Australian Labor Party
  12. Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work; Workers in general; the working class, the workforce; sometimes specifically the labor movement, organised labor; The act of a mother giving birth; The time period during which a mother gives birth; spelling of labour; see British/Commonwealth ...
  13. (laboring) (adj.): working, particularly work that involves physical labor.
  14. The labor is a unit of area used in Mexico and Texas. In Texas it equals 177.14 acres (or 1 million square varas).
  15. To dream that you watch domestic animals laboring under heavy burdens, denotes that you will be prosperous, but unjust to your servants, or those employed by you. To see men toiling, signifies profitable work, and robust health. ...
  16. Costs paid to employees directly involved with bringing goods or services to the customer.
  17. Regular contractions of the uterus that result in dilation and effacement of the cervix.
  18. The workers used by businesses to produce their goods.
  19. The process of expulsion of the fetus from the uterus.
  20. Animals such as horses, donkey, and yaks can be used for mechanical energy. Prior to steam power livestock were the only available source of non-human labor. They are still used for this purpose in many places of the world, including plowing fields, transporting goods, and military functions.
  21. Heavy rolling or pitching while underway.
  22. All human exertion in the production of wealth and services.
  23. The human factor of production, also generally "understood as work for pay." In binary economics, labor refers to all forms of physical, mental and entrepreneurial work that humans contribute to the economic process. ...
  24. Services provided by an entity's employees or contracted by outside parties.
  25. A vessel is said to labor when she rolls or pitches heavily.