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Entry Word: labor
Function: noun
Text: 1 a dull, unpleasant, or difficult piece of work <one of the labors of Hercules in classical mythology was to clean out the stables of King Augeas> -- see CHORE 2
2 the active use of energy in producing a result <much labor went into designing and building the pyramids of Egypt> -- see EFFORT
3 very hard or unpleasant work <he was forced to do six months of hard labor in the mines as punishment> -- see TOIL
4 the act or process of giving birth to children <the mother's labor lasted for six hours> -- see CHILDBIRTH