labor/la-bor/lā′bər 1. Adjective: Pertaining to workers “The labor movement means just this: it is the last noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth.” Wendell Phillips, 1811 – 1884 2. Noun: productive work “It is lost labor to sow where there is no soil.” German proverb 3. Noun: a group of people engaged in work, generally those who do manual work or work for pay “Poorly paid labor is inefficient labor, the world over.” Henry George, 1839 – 1897 4. Noun: the process of childbirth, beginning with uterine contractions “In the moments of labor and birth, all the forces of the universe are flowing through a woman’s body.” Sandra K. MorningStar, ? 5. Verb: to perform work “Many a man labors for the day he will never live to see.” Danish proverb 6. Verb: to move slowly, with great effort “The ship labored heavily, but still kept on her way In the teeth of the storm.” The New York Times, January 7, 1882 7. Verb: to dwell on something excessively “The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.” Francis Bacon, Sr., 1561 – 1626 8. Verb: to undergo childbirth “There can be benefits to allowing women to labor longer.” Catherine Pearson, ?