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labour   
      

それは持って 6 手紙 ( l a b o u r )         3 母音 ( a o u )         3 子音 ( l b r )         逆にワード ruobal

カテゴリ内のどのENGLISH - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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English - Alternative Forms

* labor (US)

カテゴリ内のどのENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _labouren_, from Old French _laborer_, from Latin _laborare_ (“(intransitive) to labor, strive, exert onself, suffer, be in distress, (transitive) to work out, elaborate”), from _labor_ (“labor, toil, work, exertion”); perhaps remotely akin to _robur_ (“strength”).

From Middle English labouren, from Old French laborer, from Latin laborare ((intransitive) to labor, strive, exert onself, suffer, be in distress, (transitive) to work out, elaborate), from labor (labor, toil, work, exertion); perhaps remotely akin to robur (strength).

カテゴリ内のどのENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (UK) IPA(key): /ˈleɪ.bə/ * (US) IPA(key): /ˈleɪ.bɚ/ * Rhymes: -eɪbə(ɹ)

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈleɪ.bə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈleɪ.bɚ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪbə(ɹ)

カテゴリ内のどのENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

LABOUR (_countable and uncountable_, _plural_ LABOURS) (UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada) * Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work. * 1719, Daniel Defoe, _Robinson Crusoe_ […] so I set myself to enlarge my cave, and work farther into the earth; for it was a loose sandy rock, which yielded easily to the LABOUR I bestowed on it […] * That which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that which demands effort. * Richard Hooker (1554-1600) Being a LABOUR of so great a difficulty, the exact performance thereof we may rather wish than look for. * (uncountable) Workers in general; the working class, the workforce; _sometimes specifically_ the labour movement, organised labour. * (uncountable) A political party or force aiming or claiming to represent the interests of labour. * The act of a mother giving birth. * The time period during which a mother gives birth. * (nautical) The pitching or tossing of a vessel which results in the straining of timbers and rigging. * An old measure of land area in Mexico and Texas, approximately 177 acres. (Can we find and add a quotation of Bartlett to this entry?) USAGE NOTES Like many other words ending in _-our_/_-or_, this word is spelled _labour_ in the UK and _labor_ in the U.S.; in Canada, _labour_ is preferred, but _labor_ is not unknown. In Australia, where _labour_ is the usual spelling, _labor_ is nonetheless used in the name of the Australian Labor Party, reflecting the fact that the _-or_ endings had some currency in Australia in the past. * Adjectives often used with "labour": physical, mental, technical, organised. SYNONYMS * derve DERIVED TERMS * (The act of a mother giving birth): labour pain TRANSLATIONS

labour (countable and uncountable, plural labours) (UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada)

  1. Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work.
  2. That which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that which demands effort.
  3. (uncountable) Workers in general; the working class, the workforce; sometimes specifically the labour movement, organised labour.
  4. (uncountable) A political party or force aiming or claiming to represent the interests of labour.
  5. The act of a mother giving birth.
  6. The time period during which a mother gives birth.
  7. (nautical) The pitching or tossing of a vessel which results in the straining of timbers and rigging.
  8. An old measure of land area in Mexico and Texas, approximately 177 acres.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bartlett to this entry?)

Usage notes

Like many other words ending in -our/-or, this word is spelled labour in the UK and labor in the U.S.; in Canada, labour is preferred, but labor is not unknown. In Australia, where labour is the usual spelling, labor is nonetheless used in the name of the Australian Labor Party, reflecting the fact that the -or endings had some currency in Australia in the past.

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カテゴリ内のどのENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

LABOUR (_third-person singular simple present_ LABOURS, _present participle_ LABOURING, _simple past and past participle_ LABOURED) (UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada) * (intransitive) To toil, to work. * (transitive) To belabour, to emphasise or expand upon (a point in a debate, etc). _I think we've all got the idea. There's no need to LABOUR the point._ * To be oppressed with difficulties or disease; to do one's work under conditions which make it especially hard or wearisome; to move slowly, as against opposition, or under a burden. * Granville the stone that LABOURS up the hill * Alexander Pope The line too LABOURS, and the words move slow. * Sir Walter Scott to cure the disorder under which he LABOURED * To suffer the pangs of childbirth. * (nautical) To pitch or roll heavily, as a ship in a turbulent sea. (Can we find and add a quotation of Totten to this entry?) TRANSLATIONS

labour (third-person singular simple present labours, present participle labouring, simple past and past participle laboured) (UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada)

  1. (intransitive) To toil, to work.
  2. (transitive) To belabour, to emphasise or expand upon (a point in a debate, etc).
    I think we've all got the idea. There's no need to labour the point.
  3. To be oppressed with difficulties or disease; to do one's work under conditions which make it especially hard or wearisome; to move slowly, as against opposition, or under a burden.
  4. To suffer the pangs of childbirth.
  5. (nautical) To pitch or roll heavily, as a ship in a turbulent sea.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Totten to this entry?)

Translations

カテゴリ内のどのENGLISH - RELATED TERMS
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English - Related Terms

* laboratory * laborious * labourer * labourite * labour-saving

カテゴリ内のどのENGLISH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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English - External Links

* labour in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * labour in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911 * labour at _OneLook Dictionary Search_

カテゴリ内のどのBRETON - NOUN
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Breton - Noun

LABOUR * work, job

labour

  1. work, job

カテゴリ内のどのFRENCH - NOUN
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French - Noun

LABOUR m (_plural_ LABOURS) * cultivation RELATED TERMS * labourable * labourage * labourer

labour m (plural labours)

  1. cultivation

Related terms

カテゴリ内のどのFRENCH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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French - External Links

* "labour" in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).

カテゴリ内のどのOLD FRENCH - NOUN
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Old French - Noun

LABOUR m (_oblique plural_ LABOURS, _nominative singular_ LABOURS, _nominative plural_ LABOUR) * (late Anglo-Norman) Alternative spelling of _labur_

labour m (oblique plural labours, nominative singular labours, nominative plural labour)

  1. (late Anglo-Norman) Alternative spelling of labur


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