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Definition of "labour" []

  • Chiefly British Variant of labor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "labour" in a sentence
  • "Anyone possessing a diamond worth, for example, 600£, would here have at his disposal a year's income from one person's labour; but to buy such a diamond and to wear it because it represented that value would, in view of our institutions, be to make oneself ridiculous; for he who did it would simply be investing in that way the profits of _his own labour_."
  • "It was at an end, therefore, long before the moft confiderable improvements were made in the produ6Uve powers of labour, and it would be to no purpofe to trace further what might have been its effects upon the recompence or wages of labour*"
  • "Even a pregnant woman in labour is better off than these cry babies. mfhpr"