English Online Dictionary. What means labor? What does labor mean?
- labour (non-American spelling)
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈleɪ.bɚ/
- Rhymes: -eɪbə(r)
labor (countable and uncountable, plural labors)
- Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work.
- That which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that which demands effort.
- (uncountable) Workers in general; the working class, the workforce; sometimes specifically the labour movement, organised labour.
- (uncountable) A political party or force aiming or claiming to represent the interests of labour.
- The act of a mother giving birth.
- The time period during which a mother gives birth.
- (nautical) The pitching or tossing of a vessel which results in the straining of timbers and rigging.
- An old measure of land area in Mexico and Texas, approximately 177 acres.
labor (third-person singular simple present labors, present participle laboring, simple past and past participle labored)
- American spelling standard spelling of labour.
- Albor, Albro, Balor, Bolar, bolar, boral, lobar
Borrowed from Latin labor.
- (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ləˈbo/
- (Valencian) IPA(key): /laˈboɾ/
labor m (plural labors)
- labour, work
Borrowed from German Labor.
- IPA(key): [ˈlɒbor]
- Hyphenation: la‧bor
labor (plural laborok)
From Old Latin labos, of uncertain origin. Possibly related to Sanskrit लभते (labhate) ("take", "gain").
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈla.bor/, [ˈɫa.bɔr]
labor m (genitive labōris); third declension
From Proto-Indo-European *(s)leh₂b- (“to hang loosely, be weak”). Cognate with labō, English sleep.
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈlaː.bor/, [ˈɫaː.bɔr]
lābor (present infinitive lābī, perfect active lāpsus sum); third conjugation, deponent
- slip, glide
- fall, sink down
- slip, stumble
- vanish, pass away, elapse, escape
- be mistaken, err, commit a fault
This verb takes the future passive participle lābundus instead of *lābendus.
- English: lapse
- labor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- labor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- labor in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- labor in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700, pre-publication website, 2005-2016
From Latin labor, labōrem.
labor f (plural labores)
- job, task
- work, effort
- estar por la labor