meaning of labor

1. Physical toil or bodily exertion, especially when fatiguing, irksome, or unavoidable, in distinction from sportive exercise; hard, muscular effort directed to some useful end, as agriculture, manufactures, and like; servile toil; exertion; work.
Intellectual exertion; mental effort; as, the labor of compiling a history.
That which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that which demands effort.
Travail; the pangs and efforts of childbirth.
Any pang or distress.
The pitching or tossing of a vessel which results in the straining of timbers and rigging.
A measure of land in Mexico and Texas, equivalent to an area of 177/ acres.
To exert muscular strength; to exert ones strength with painful effort, particularly in servile occupations; to work; to toil.
To exert ones powers of mind in the prosecution of any design; to strive; to take pains.
To be oppressed with difficulties or disease; to do ones work under conditions which make it especially hard, wearisome; to move slowly, as against opposition, or under a burden; to be burdened; -- often with under, and formerly with of.
To be in travail; to suffer the pangs of childbirth.
To pitch or roll heavily, as a ship in a turbulent sea.
To work at; to work; to till; to cultivate by toil.
To form or fabricate with toil, exertion, or care.
To prosecute, or perfect, with effort; to urge stre/uously; as, to labor a point or argument.
To belabor; to beat.
productive work especially physical work done for wages; "his labor did not require a great deal of ">skill"

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