noun, verb (used with or without object), adjective Chiefly British.
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usage note for labour
OTHER WORDS FROM labouran·ti·la·bour, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for labour
But, labour markets were not ready for this six-million surge in labour.The Modi government needs to fix India’s job crisis to fix the economy|Prathamesh Mulye|January 20, 2021|Quartz
Governments and business need to work together, investing in reskilling and upskilling programmes to provide students and workers with the tools they need for rapidly shifting labour markets.After the COVID-19 Pandemic We Need to Build More Resilient Countries|Saadia Zahidi|January 19, 2021|Time
They were finally accepted by a Labour Home Secretary, Roy Jenkins, in 1967.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A senior Labour Party MP scoffed at what he suggested was faulty logic.
The middle classes,” Satyarthi once told the BBC, want “cheap, docile labour.Kailash Satyarthi, Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Co-Winner, Is Fighting India's Child Slavery Epidemic|Dilip D’Souza|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You take away Scotland, you take a major base of Labour strength.
So a Scottish secession need not prevent Labour from winning in a reduced UK.
Great was the surprise of Alf at the honour and labour thus thrust upon him, but he did not shrink from it.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Michael Allcroft returned to his duties, tuned for labour, full of courage, and the spirit of enterprise and action.
Here again we have the landscape of Lorraine and the eternal and infinitely varied theme of rural labour.Bastien Lepage|Fr. Crastre
This would reduce the available time for direct manual labour at his disposal.Antonio Stradivari|Horace William Petherick
Before she was in labour, she brought forth; before her time came to be delivered, she brought forth a man child.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
British Dictionary definitions for labour
- the people, class, or workers involved in this, esp in contrast to management, capital, etc
- (as modifier)a labour dispute; labour relations
- difficult or arduous work or effort
- (in combination)labour-saving
- the process or effort of childbirth or the time during which this takes place
- (as modifier)labour pains