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Engelsk navneord: labor

1. labor (om gruppe) a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThere is a shortage of skilled labor in this field.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)labour, proletariat, working class


Mindre specifikke termerclass, social class, socio-economic class, stratum


Mere specifikke termerlabor force, labor pool, lumpenproletariat, organized labor


Tilhører disse specifikke termerprole, proletarian, worker

2. labor (om handling) productive work (especially physical work done for wages)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis labor did not require a great deal of skill.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)labour, toil


Mindre specifikke termerwork


Mere specifikke termercorvee, donkeywork, drudgery, effort, elbow grease, exertion, grind, hackwork, haymaking, hunt, hunting, manual labor, manual labour, overwork, overworking, plodding, roping, slavery, sweat, travail

3. labor (om tilstand) concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe was in labor for six hours.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)childbed, confinement, labour, lying-in, parturiency, travail


Mindre specifikke termerbirth, birthing, giving birth, parturition


Mere specifikke termerpremature labor, premature labour


Omfatter disse specifikke termerasynclitism, effacement, obliquity, uterine contraction


Omfatter disse overordnede termergestation, maternity, pregnancy

4. labor (om gruppe) an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)labor movement, trade union movement


Mindre specifikke termerreform movement


Mere specifikke termerI.W.W., Industrial Workers of the World, IWW, trade unionism, unionism


Omfatter disse specifikke termerbrotherhood, labor union, trade union, trades union, union

5. Labor (om gruppe) a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)British Labour Party, Labour, Labour Party


Mindre specifikke termerlabor party, labour party


Tilhører disse specifikke termerLabourite

6. Labor (om gruppe) the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)Department of Labor, DoL, Labor Department


Mindre specifikke termerexecutive department


Omfatter disse specifikke termerOccupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA

7. labor (om handling) any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe prepared for great undertakings.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)project, task, undertaking


Mindre specifikke termerwork


Mere specifikke termeradventure, assignment, baby, breeze, child's play, cinch, dangerous undertaking, duck soup, endeavor, endeavour, endurance contest, enterprise, escapade, labor of love, labour of love, large order, marathon, no-brainer, picnic, piece of cake, proposition, pushover, risky venture, snap, tall order, venture, walkover


Eksempler på forekomster af mere specifikke termerManhattan Project


Engelsk udsagnsord: labor

1. labor (om adfærd) strive and make an effort to reach a goal


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe 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.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)drive, labour, push, tug


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Mindre specifikke termerfight, struggle


Mere specifikke termerreach, strain, strive


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningbear on, push

2. labor (om adfærd) work hard


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe was digging away at her math homework.
Lexicographers drudge all day long.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)dig, drudge, fag, grind, labour, moil, toil, travail


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Mindre specifikke termerdo work, work

3. labor (i anatomi) undergo the efforts of childbirth


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)labour


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s


Mindre specifikke termerundergo


Kan forårsagebear, birth, deliver, give birth, have









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