verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
SYNONYMS FOR labor
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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 ).
OTHER WORDS FROM labor
Example sentences from the Web for labor
If companies are found to have used forced labor from the region, they could be prosecuted for securities violations.Apple is lobbying against a bill aimed at stopping forced labor in China|Reed Albergotti|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
You see, if it wasn’t for child labor, I don’t know if I’d be here.
More than 300 captive people labored there as both skilled and unskilled workers.George Washington’s 1795 Thanksgiving celebrated liberty. But the chef behind the feast had none.|Ramin Ganeshram|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
In New Bedford, Massachusetts, an indigenous Guatemalan labor leader has heard complaints from adult workers in the fish-packing industry who say they’re losing their jobs to 14-year-olds.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories|by Melissa Sanchez|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
The company claims up to a 95-percent reduction in labor required to construct its prefab homes, which would free up those contractors to build more.A new material allows this company to 3D print most of a house in a single day|Stan Horaczek|November 18, 2020|Popular Science
Rescue workers had been laboring at ground zero every hour since the disaster.
The key for Santorum is being able to rebuild the supporter infrastructure that he spent so much time laboring to create in 2012.
Bartilla is laboring with an immediate crisis with basic services.
Ruettiger struggled to even get admitted to Notre Dame, laboring through junior college where he was diagnosed as dyslexic.7 Great Football Flicks From Horse Feathers to Friday Night Lights|The Daily Beast|January 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The U.S. military, meanwhile, it seemed to me was laboring under an entirely different misapprehension.
It now became evident, even to the infatuated Gray, that Mrs. Irvin was laboring under the influence of tremendous excitement.Dope|Sax Rohmer
"Laboring People" followed in 1881, when Kielland sold out his business and became purely a man of letters.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
If you meet with Christian hermits in the solitudes, serving God and laboring with their hands, do them no harm.
Nothing could have relieved Boggs from the suspense under which he was laboring more than this last remark.The History and Records of the Elephant Club|Knight Russ Ockside and Q. K. Philander Doesticks
As a rule strikes do not occur where laboring men are treated with the consideration due them as free citizens.