Labour (plural labours)
From Middle English labouren < Old French laborer < Latin laborare ("'(intransitive) to labor, strive, exert onself, suffer, be in distress, (transitive) to work out, elaborate'") < labor ("'labor, toil, work, exertion'"); perhaps remotely akin to robur strength'").
- Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work.
- Workers in general; the working class, the workforce; sometimes specifically the labour movement, organised labour.
- A political party or force aiming or claiming to represent the interests of labour.