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Origin of 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 ).
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What does labor mean?
Labor is any productive activity, usually in exchange for money or other value, as in My labor in the garden paid off in lots of fresh veggies.
While labor can be any productive activity, it is most often associated with work that is done by moving the body and using tools.
Labor also describes the collection of people doing the work. The labor force is a specific set of employees for an organization or the entire class of people who do physical, or manual, labor.
Labor can be used to mean to perform productive work. While laboring is normally for profit or payment, you might also labor at something like gardening or cleaning. Often, used in this way labor carries a sense of perseverance or adversity, meaning that the person laboring is having a difficult time.
Labor is also the name of the process a female mammal goes through while giving birth. It can describe the whole period from the time that uterine contractions begin until the offspring is born, or it can describe the contractions specifically.
Example: I labor all day just to come home and sleep all night.
Where does labor come from?
The first records of the term labor come from the late 1200s. It ultimately comes from the Latin labōr, meaning “work.”
Labor Day is a holiday that is celebrated in many countries around the globe. It honors all workers, but especially those who perform manual labor. Labor Day has different origins for many countries, and is celebrated at different times of the year. While many countries celebrate Labor Day on May 1, the United States celebrates it on the first Monday in September. In some countries it’s known as International Workers’ Day. Whenever it’s celebrated, setting aside a day to honor labor helps us appreciate the hard work of ourselves and others.
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What are some other forms related to labor?
- laboringly (adverb)
- laborless (adjective)
- antilabor (adjective)
- prelabor (noun, verb)
- prolabor (adjective)
What are some synonyms for labor?
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How is labor used in real life?
Labor is a common word that most often refers to hard work.
For those asking.. I was planning on going to AMA this year but Bambi went into labor 😩 so I'm here taking care of puppies
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) November 21, 2016
Happy Labor Day – longest streak of job growth ever, unemployment cut in half. That's what hardworking Americans can do. Let's keep going!
— President Obama (@POTUS44) September 5, 2016
Face it! 1 pinch of God's favor can beat 50 years of hard labor #faceit
— Rev Run (@RevRunWisdom) June 28, 2010
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Labor refers to mental or physical work, especially that which is hard or fatiguing. When should you use labor instead of work, drudgery, or toil? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
How to use labor in a sentence
In just one week out of the last 23—dating all the way back to March—weekly jobless claims have come in above 1 million, adding to the carnage in the labor market.Why the Fed’s huge policy shift on inflation could be rocket fuel for stocks|Bernhard Warner|August 28, 2020|Fortune
Investigators found the ZIP code protocol was also on the books at Lovelace’s emergency department, in addition to its labor and delivery and perinatal care units.Federal Investigation Finds Hospital Violated Patients’ Rights by Profiling, Separating Native Mothers and Newborns|by Bryant Furlow, New Mexico In Depth|August 22, 2020|ProPublica
One in every two Nigerians in the country’s labor force is either unemployed or underemployed.Nigeria’s unemployment rate has more than tripled in the last five years—and it will only get worse|Yomi Kazeem|August 14, 2020|Quartz
Depending who you ask, though, these labor savings don’t quite carry over to cost savings for the final consumer.These Sleek Houses Are 3D Printed, and They Fit in Your Backyard|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|August 13, 2020|Singularity Hub
They can be put to frequent use without requiring more paid labor hours, they are always compliant, and some can even provide the data to prove that they have scoured every inch assigned.This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through August 8)|Singularity Hub Staff|August 8, 2020|Singularity Hub
Expensive day care pushes women out of the labor market while men continue to work outside the home.
Public sector unions have also fractured the labor movement itself.
In Turkey, crime groups in border areas are exploiting the labor of Syrian male refugees who cannot find legitimate employment.
Many more illegal migrants face labor trafficking in Europe as they flee the conflict regions of North Africa and the Middle East.
In the summer of 2014, they both were sentenced to 4-1/2 years in a labor camp.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All over the world the just claims of organized labor are intermingled with the underground conspiracy of social revolution.
The blind Samson of labor will seize upon the pillars of society and bring them down in a common destruction.
The poverty of earlier days was the outcome of the insufficiency of human labor to meet the primal needs of human kind.
Beggars are not abundant; but women are required to labor quite extensively in the fields.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Labor, so it was argued, was perpetually being saved by the constant introduction of new uses of machinery.