antilabour

labour

[ley-ber]
noun, verb (used without object), verb (used with object), adjective Chiefly British.

antilabour, adjective


See -or1.
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labour or labor (ˈleɪbə)
 
n
1.  productive work, esp physical toil done for wages
2.  a.  the people, class, or workers involved in this, esp in contrast to management, capital, etc
 b.  (as modifier): a labour dispute; labour relations
3.  a.  difficult or arduous work or effort
 b.  (in combination): labour-saving
4.  a particular job or task, esp of a difficult nature
5.  a.  the process or effort of childbirth or the time during which this takes place
 b.  (as modifier): labour pains
6.  labour of love something done for pleasure rather than gain
 
vb (usually foll by under)
7.  (intr) to perform labour; work
8.  (intr; foll by for, etc) to strive or work hard (for something)
9.  to be burdened (by) or be at a disadvantage (because of): to labour under a misapprehension
10.  (intr) to make one's way with difficulty
11.  (tr) to deal with or treat too persistently: to labour a point
12.  (intr) (of a woman) to be in labour
13.  (intr) (of a ship) to pitch and toss
 
[C13: via Old French from Latin labor; perhaps related to lābī to fall]
 
labor or labor
 
n
 
vb
 
[C13: via Old French from Latin labor; perhaps related to lābī to fall]
 
'labouringly or labor
 
adv
 
'laboringly or labor
 
adv

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labour
British spelling of labor (q.v.); for suffix, see -or. As short for "the British Labour Party" it is from 1906.
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