Synonyms for Labor

Synonyms for (noun) Labor

Synonyms: labor, labour, toil

Definition: productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

Usage: his labor did not require a great deal of skill

Similar words: work

Definition: activity directed toward making or doing something

Usage: she checked several points needing further work


Synonyms: undertaking, task, labor, project

Definition: any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

Usage: he prepared for great undertakings

Similar words: work

Definition: activity directed toward making or doing something

Usage: she checked several points needing further work


Synonyms: Labor, Labor Department, DoL, Department of Labor

Definition: the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913

Similar words: executive department

Definition: a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States


Synonyms: proletariat, working class, labor, labour

Definition: a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages

Usage: there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field

Similar words: social class, socio-economic class, class, stratum

Definition: people having the same social, economic, or educational status

Usage: the working class; an emerging professional class


Synonyms: Labor, Labour, Labour Party, British Labour Party

Definition: a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries

Similar words: labor party, labour party

Definition: a left-of-center political party formed to represent the interest of ordinary working people


Synonyms: trade union movement, labor, labor movement

Definition: an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement

Similar words: reform movement

Definition: a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms


Synonyms: travail, childbed, parturiency, confinement, labor, labour, lying-in

Definition: concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child

Usage: she was in labor for six hours

Similar words: parturition, giving birth, birth, birthing

Definition: the process of giving birth

Synonyms for (verb) Labor

Synonyms: labor, labour

Definition: undergo the efforts of childbirth

Similar words: undergo

Definition: pass through

Usage: The chemical undergoes a sudden change; The fluid undergoes shear; undergo a strange sensation


Synonyms: labor, labour, push, tug, drive

Definition: strive and make an effort to reach a goal

Usage: 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

Similar words: fight, struggle

Definition: make a strenuous or labored effort

Usage: She struggled for years to survive without welfare; He fought for breath


Synonyms: moil, drudge, dig, fag, grind, labor, labour, toil, travail

Definition: work hard

Usage: She was digging away at her math homework; Lexicographers drudge all day long

Similar words: do work, work

Definition: be employed

Usage: Is your husband working again?; My wife never worked; Do you want to work after the age of 60?; She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money; She works as a waitress to put herself through college