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Dictionary definition for: Labour

1. (n) a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"

2. (v) work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework" "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

3. (n) concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"

4. (v) strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living" "We have to push a little to make the deadline!" "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"

5. (n) a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor''s interests and the socialization of key industries

6. (v) undergo the efforts of childbirth

7. (n) productive work (especially physical work done for wages) "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"

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