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Definition of Labor

Labor

  1. 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.
  2. Intellectual exertion; mental effort; as, the labor of compiling a history.
  3. That which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that which demands effort.
  4. Travail; the pangs and efforts of childbirth.
  5. Any pang or distress.
  6. The pitching or tossing of a vessel which results in the straining of timbers and rigging.
  7. A measure of land in Mexico and Texas, equivalent to an area of 177/ acres.
  8. To exert muscular strength; to exert one's strength with painful effort, particularly in servile occupations; to work; to toil.
  9. To exert one's powers of mind in the prosecution of any design; to strive; to take pains.
  10. 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.
  11. To be in travail; to suffer the pangs of childbirth.
  12. To pitch or roll heavily, as a ship in a turbulent sea.
  13. To work at; to work; to till; to cultivate by toil.
  14. To form or fabricate with toil, exertion, or care.
  15. To prosecute, or perfect, with effort; to urge stre/uously; as, to labor a point or argument.
  16. To belabor; to beat.
  17. A store or set of stopes.

Labor Quotations

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
Abraham Lincoln

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

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

George Washington Quote
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
George Washington

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
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Labor Translations

labor in German is Arbeit {f}
labor in Latin is opera, nixor, operor, labor laboris, opus operis
labor in Swedish is arbeta

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