A social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages:
— There is a shortage of skilled labor in this field.
Dutch: arbeidersklasse, proletariaat, werkende klasse
Productive work (especially physical work done for wages):
— His labor did not require a great deal of skill.
Concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child:
— She was in labor for six hours.
Dutch: kraam, kraambed
An organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement.
A political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries.
The federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913.
Any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted.
Dutch: doel, Rome is niet op één dag gebouwd, taak, werklast
Strive and make an effort to reach a goal.
Dutch: beulen, inspannen, ploegen, ploeteren, sappelen, sloven
Undergo the efforts of childbirth.
Moby thesaurus: accouchement, activities, activity, affair, affairs, aim, always trot out, amplify, assignment, bag, be busy, be confined, be determined, be employed, bear, bear a child, bear young, belabor, birth, birth throes ... show more.
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