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labourer

(ˈleɪbərə) or

laborer

n
(Professions) a person engaged in physical work, esp of an unskilled kind
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.labourer - someone who works with their handslabourer - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
agricultural laborer, agricultural labourer - a person who tills the soil for a living
bracero - a Mexican laborer who worked in the United States on farms and railroads in order to ease labor shortages during World War II
cleaner - someone whose occupation is cleaning
day laborer, day labourer - a laborer who works by the day; for daily wages
digger - a laborer who digs
dishwasher - someone who washes dishes
navvy, peon, drudge, galley slave - a laborer who is obliged to do menial work
gandy dancer - a laborer in a railroad maintenance gang
gravedigger - a person who earns a living by digging graves
hewer - a person who hews
hired hand, hired man, hand - a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; "the hired hand fixed the railing"; "a ranch hand"
hod carrier, hodman - a laborer who carries supplies to masons or bricklayers
gipsy, itinerant - a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment; "itinerant traders"
faller, feller, logger, lumberjack, lumberman - a person who fells trees
miner, mineworker - laborer who works in a mine
mule driver, mule skinner, muleteer, skinner - a worker who drives mules
platelayer, tracklayer - a workman who lays and repairs railroad tracks
porter - a person employed to carry luggage and supplies
rail-splitter, splitter - a laborer who splits logs to build split-rail fences
sawyer - one who is employed to saw wood
section hand - a laborer assigned to a section gang
sprayer - a worker who applies spray to a surface
stacker - a laborer who builds up a stack or pile
steeplejack - someone who builds or maintains very tall structures
dock worker, docker, dockhand, dock-walloper, dockworker, loader, longshoreman, lumper, stevedore - a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
fireman, stoker - a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)
woodcutter - cuts down trees and chops wood as a job
working man, working person, workingman, workman - an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
wrecker - someone who demolishes or dismantles buildings as a job
yardman - a laborer hired to do outdoor work (such as mowing lawns)

labourer

noun worker, workman, working man, manual worker, hand, blue-collar worker, drudge, unskilled worker, navvy (Brit. informal), labouring man Her husband had been a farm labourer.
Proverbs
"The labourer is worthy of his hire"
Translations
عَامِلٌعامِل
dělníknádeník
arbejder
työläinen
radnik
kétkezi munkás
verkamaîur
労働者
노동자
arbetare
กรรมกร
người lao động

labourer

laborer (US) [ˈleɪbərəʳ] N (on roads etc) → peón m, obrero/a m/f; (= farm labourer) → trabajador(a) m/f del campo, peón m; (= day labourer) → jornalero/a m/f (Agr) → bracero/a m/f
bricklayer's labourerpeón m de albañil

labourer

[ˈleɪbərər] (British) laborer (US) n
(on building site, in factory)manœuvre mf
farm labourer → ouvrier/ière m/f agricolelabour force (British) labor force (US) n
[country] → population f active
Unemployment in Britain rose to 8.1% of the labour force → Le chômage au Royaume Uni atteignait 8.1% de la population active.
[company] → main-d'œuvre flabour-intensive [ˌleɪbərɪnˈtɛnsɪv] (British) labor-intensive (US) adj [method, industry] → gros consommateur de main d'œuvre(grosse)/trice
Construction remains a labour-intensive industry → Le bâtiment demeure une industrie grosse consommatrice de main d'œuvre.labour market (British) labor market (US) nmarché m du travailLabour movement (British) labour movement (British) labor movement (US) n
the Labour movement → le mouvement travaillistelabour pains (British) labor pains (US) npldouleurs fpl, douleurs fpl de l'accouchementLabour Party (British) n
the Labour Party → le parti travaillistelabour relations (British) labor relations (US) nplrelations fpl du travaillabour-saving [ˈleɪbərseɪvɪŋ] (British) labor-saving (US) adj [machine, gadget] → qui facilite le travail
labour-saving devices → appareils qui facilitent le travaillabour unrest (British) labor unrest (US) nagitation f socialelabour ward (British) labor ward (US) nsalle f de travail

labourer

, (US) laborer
n(Hilfs)arbeiter(in) m(f); (= farm labourer)Landarbeiter(in) m(f); (= day-labourer)Tagelöhner(in) m(f)

labourer

laborer (Am) [ˈleɪbərəʳ] n (on building site) → manovale m; (on farm) → bracciante m

labour

(American) labor (ˈleibə) noun
1. hard work. The building of the cathedral involved considerable labour over two centuries; People engaged in manual labour are often badly paid.
2. workmen on a job. The firm is having difficulty hiring labour.
3. (in a pregnant woman etc) the process of childbirth. She was in labour for several hours before the baby was born.
4. used (with capital) as a name for the Socialist party in the United Kingdom.
verb
1. to be employed to do hard and unskilled work. He spends the summer labouring on a building site.
2. to move or work etc slowly or with difficulty. They laboured through the deep undergrowth in the jungle; the car engine labours a bit on steep hills.
laborious (ləˈboːriəs) adjective
difficult; requiring hard work. Moving house is always a laborious process.
laˈboriously adverb
laˈboriousness noun
ˈlabourer noun
a workman who is employed to do heavy work requiring little skill. the labourers on a building site.
ˈlabour court noun
a court of law for settling disputes between management and workers.
ˈlabour dispute noun
a disagreement between management and workers about working conditions, pay etc.
ˈlabour-saving adjective
intended to lessen work. washing-machines and other labour-saving devices.

labourer

عَامِلٌ dělník arbejder Arbeiter χειρωνακτικός εργάτης jornalero työläinen travailleur manuel radnik operaio 労働者 노동자 arbeider arbeider robotnik trabalhador, trabalhador braçal рабочий arbetare กรรมกร işçi người lao động 劳工
References in classic literature ?
Wage-labour rests exclusively on competition between the laborers. The advance of industry, whose involuntary promoter is the bourgeoisie, replaces the isolation of the labourers, due to competition, by their revolutionary combination, due to association.
The modern laborer, on the contrary, instead of rising with the progress of industry, sinks deeper and deeper below the conditions of existence of his own class.
Next to him sat Hordle John, and beside him three other rough unkempt fellows with tangled beards and matted hair-free laborers from the adjoining farms, where small patches of freehold property had been suffered to remain scattered about in the heart of the royal demesne.
"A proper spirit, my fair son!" said one of the free laborers. "I would that all men were of thy way of thinking."
"This is a lad of mettle!" shouted another of the laborers. He dares to give tongue to what all men think.
"Nay, but you will so," said one of the laborers. "Hi, Dame Eliza, bring a stoup of your best to Will to clear his throat.
Both the foresters and the laborers had risen from their bench, and Dame Eliza and the travelling doctor had flung themselves between the two parties with soft words and soothing gestures, when the door of the "Pied Merlin" was flung violently open, and the attention of the company was drawn from their own quarrel to the new-comer who had burst so unceremoniously upon them.
"Besides, if it comes to the cropping of ears, there are other folk who may say their say," quoth the third laborer. "We are all freemen, and I trow that a yeoman's cudgel is as good as a forester's knife.
Of course, we elder ones would not have any of that nonsense, and let him know that in the school and the playground farmers' sons and laborers' sons were all alike.
In addition to his farming, which called for special attention in spring, and in addition to reading, Levin had begun that winter a work on agriculture, the plan of which turned on taking into account the character of the laborer on the land as one of the unalterable data of the question, like the climate and the soil, and consequently deducing all the principles of scientific culture, not simply from the data of soil and climate, but from the data of soil, climate, and a certain unalterable character of the laborer.
(81.) As an intern at the Workplace Project, I predominantly dealt with day laborers that were not paid for their services.
"Day laborers" is a term that generally refers to individuals who work and get paid on a daily or short-term basis.