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 wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which 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. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities. Thomas Jefferson
It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label. Barack Obama
Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time. Grace Abbott