verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Words nearby labor
Origin of labor
SYNONYMS FOR labor
OTHER WORDS FROM labor
synonym study for labor
historical usage of 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.