Nearby words

  1. labioversion,
  2. labium,
  3. lablab,
  4. labneh,
  5. labonza,
  6. labor and socialist international,
  7. labor camp,
  8. labor day,
  9. labor force,
  10. labor market

Also especially British, la·bour.

Origin of labor

1250–1300; Middle English labour < Middle French < Latin labōr- (stem of labor) work

SYNONYMS FOR labor
2. working people, working class. 4. exertion. See work. 6. parturition, delivery. 9. drudge. 14. overdo.

ANTONYMS FOR labor
1, 4. idleness; leisure. 1, 4, 9. rest.

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Examples from the Web for anti-labor

  • "Anti-labor," the clerk said, and typed the designation on the form.

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  • 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.



British Dictionary definitions for anti-labor

labor

/ (ˈleɪbə) /

verb, noun

the US spelling of labour
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Word Origin and History for anti-labor
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Medicine definitions for anti-labor

labor

[ lābər ]

n.

The physical efforts of expulsion of the fetus and the placenta from the uterus during parturition.

v.

To undergo the efforts of childbirth.

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Science definitions for anti-labor

labor

[ lābər ]

The process by which the birth of a mammal occurs, beginning with contractions of the uterus and ending with the expulsion of the fetus and the placenta.
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Culture definitions for anti-labor

labor

The physical processes at the end of a normal pregnancy, including opening of the cervix and contractions of the uterus, that lead to the birth of the baby.

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