Related (7): tasks, toils, efforts, exertions, endeavors, drudgeries, exercises
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labours (plural noun)
- work, especially hard physical work:
- workers, especially manual workers, considered collectively:
- manual workers considered as a social class or political force:
- a department of government concerned with a nation's workforce:
- (in the UK or Canada) the Labour Party:
- the process of childbirth, especially the period from the start of uterine contractions to delivery:
- work hard; make great effort:
- work at an unskilled manual occupation:
- till (the ground):
- have difficulty in doing something despite working hard:
- move or proceed with difficulty:
- (of an engine) work noisily and with difficulty:
- (of a ship) roll or pitch heavily:
- (of a woman in childbirth) be in labor:
Synonymstask, job, chore, undertaking, mission, commission, assignment, workers, employees, workmen, workforce, staff, hands, laborers, proletariat, manpower, personnel, liveware, management, childbirth, birth, birthing, delivery, nativity, contractions, parturition, confinement, accouchement, childbed, travail, toil, struggle, strive, overwork, drudge, travail, moil, rest, relax, laze, strive, struggle, endeavor, work, fight, push, lurch, plunge, roll, reel, sway, rock, flounder, keel, list, wallow, pitchpole, Legal
"Labours" Example Sentences
Common Phases1. The labours of Hercules were legendary; he completed twelve impossible tasks.
2. The labours of farming are never done; there is always something that needs tending or fixing.
3. The labours of childbirth are strenuous; women need plenty of rest and support afterward.
4. The labours of construction can be hazardous; workers need to take safety precautions to avoid injuries.
5. The labours of writing a novel are tedious; it takes time and effort to craft a compelling story.
6. The labours of cooking a gourmet meal are time-consuming; but the end result is worth it.
7. The labours of preparing for a marathon are exhausting; runners need to train for months to build up their endurance.
8. The labours of academic research are demanding; scholars must devote long hours to their studies to produce quality work.