work done for the sake of one’s own enjoyment or of benefit to others rather than for material rewards:
He coached amateur baseball teams as a labor of love.
Work done for one’s satisfaction rather than monetary reward. For example, The research took three years but it was a labor of love. This expression appears twice in the New Testament (Hebrews 6:10, Thessalonians 1:3), referring to those who do God’s work as a labor of love. [ c. 1600 ]
plural noun 1. pain encountered during the uterine contractions of childbirth. 2. difficulties, problems, or setbacks encountered during the initial phase of a business or project. labor pains pl.n. Rhythmical uterine contractions that, under normal conditions, increase in intensity, frequency, and duration, and culminate in vaginal delivery of the infant.
[lah-bohr ohm-nee-ah wing-kit; English ley-ber om-nee-uh vin-sit] /ˈlɑ boʊr ˈoʊm niˌɑ ˈwɪŋ kɪt; English ˈleɪ bər ˈɒm ni ə ˈvɪn sɪt/ Latin. 1. work conquers all: motto of Oklahoma.
- Labor party
noun 1. one of the chief political parties of Australia, generally supporting the interests of organized labour
plural noun 1. the relations between management and labor, especially with respect to the maintenance of agreements, collective bargaining, etc.: The firm had excellent labor relations and therefore few work stoppages.