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labour

[ ley-ber ]
/ ˈleɪ bər /
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noun, verb (used with or without object), adjective Chiefly British.

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usage note for labour

See -or1.

OTHER WORDS FROM labour

an·ti·la·bour, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for labour

labour

US labor

/ (ˈleɪbə) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of labour

labouringly or US laboringly, adverb

Word Origin for labour

C13: via Old French from Latin labor; perhaps related to lābī to fall
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