verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of labor
SYNONYMS FOR labor
The Latin etymology for labor is obscure: the noun may be related to the verb lābī (which has a long ā ) “to move smoothly, slide” (commonly with implication of downward movement). Lābī in its turn may be related to labāre (with a short a in the root syllable) “to be unsteady on one’s feet, falter, totter.” These derivatives of lāb- and lab- may be related to the Latin nouns labium (the source of English labial ) and labrum, both meaning “lip” and, outside Latin, to the Greek noun lobós “lobe (of the ear, liver, or lung), pod (of a vegetable), slip (of a plant)” (and source of English lobe ).
Examples from the Web for anti-labor
"Anti-labor," the clerk said, and typed the designation on the form.The Cartels Jungle|Irving E. Cox, Jr.
Smith replied that he thought it was "rotten" and that he couldn't agree with Grimm's anti-labor conception of Americanism.
Centralia happened to be the place where the tree of anti-labor propaganda first bore its ghastly fruit.
But other anti-labor matters took up their attention and it was some time before the second raid was actually accomplished.