Because today is Labor Day in the United States, the word "labor" is a good choice for the word of the day. Most people have today off. Labor Day is a workers’ holiday. In many countries around the world, May 1 (May Day) is the workers’ holiday. In the United States this holiday always falls on the first Monday in September.
The word "labor" basically just means "work." The sentences below show how it’s used as a noun:
Sometimes this word is used when a woman is having a baby.
These sentences use "labor" as a verb:
Sometimes you hear "labor" used as an adjective:
A person who does manual work is sometimes referred to as a laborer.
Note: In British English, this word is spelled labour.
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September 1, 2014