labor [-s] n
OFr labor; NW says L. < labo, to fail.
- Calling; mission; endeavor; purpose.
- Work; travail; arduous effort; physical exertion; (see Exodus 20:9).
- Industry; diligent activity; [fig.] buzzing; flying; pollen-gathering.
- Sacrifice; exercise; discipline; restraint; rigor; ordeal; effort to control oneself.
- Task; chore; housekeeping.
labor [-ed, -eth, -ing] v
- Work; struggle; exert energy; put forth an effort; [fig.] accept death.