- 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.
- To belabor; to beat.