1. concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of labor to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
(synonym) parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, childbed
(hypernym) parturition, birth, giving birth, birthing
(hyponym) premature labor, premature labour
(part-holonym) pregnancy, gestation, maternity
(part-meronym) uterine contraction
2. use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
(synonym) effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat
(hypernym) labor, labour, toil
(derivation) labor, labour, toil, fag, grind, drudge, dig, moil
1. work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
(synonym) labor, labour, toil, fag, grind, drudge, dig, moil
(hypernym) work, do work
(derivation) effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat