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 one's strength with painful effort, particularly in servile occupations; to work; to toil.
To exert one's powers of mind in the prosecution of any design; to strive; to take pains.
To be oppressed with difficulties or disease; to do one's 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.
A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. Liberty Hyde Bailey
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. Theodore Roosevelt
Child slavery is a crime against humanity. Humanity itself is at stake here. A lot of work still remains, but I will see the end of child labor in my lifetime. Kailash Satyarthi
Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience. Thomas Merton
A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. Thomas Jefferson