Definition for Labor (-s)

labor (-s), n. [OFr labor; NW says L. < labo, to fail.] (webplay: childbirth, day, done, exactness, great, life, look, play, right, strive, sweet, wish, work).

  1. Calling; mission; endeavor; purpose.
  2. Work; travail; arduous effort; physical exertion; (see Exodus 20:9).
  3. Industry; diligent activity; [fig.] buzzing; flying; pollen-gathering.
  4. Sacrifice; exercise; discipline; restraint; rigor; ordeal; effort to control oneself.
  5. Task; chore; housekeeping.

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