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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, gypsy, 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
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AN Author saw a Labourer hammering stones into the pavement of a street, and approaching him said:
A Labourer lay listening to a Nightingale's song throughout the summer night.
The Labourer let him loose, and he flew up to a branch of a tree and said: "Never believe a captive's promise; that's one thing.
No sooner is the exploitation of the labourer by the manufacturer,so far, at an end, that he receives his wages in cash, than he is set upon by the other portions of the bourgeoisie, the landlord,the shopkeeper, the pawnbroker, etc.
It has converted the physician, the lawyer, the priest, the poet, the man of science, into its paid wage labourers.
capital, is developed, in the same proportion is the proletariat, the modern working class, developed -- a class of labourers, who live only so long as they find work, and who find work only so long as their labour increases capital.
Masses of labourers, crowded into the factory, are organised like soldiers.
I'll stop less than half-way, please God," said Sancho; "and so I say this labourer, coming to the house of the gentleman I spoke of that invited him- rest his soul, he is now dead; and more by token he died the death of an angel, so they say; for I was not there, for just at that time I had gone to reap at Tembleque-"
So, as I was saying," continued Sancho, "as the pair of them were going to sit down to table, as I said, the labourer insisted upon the gentleman's taking the head of the table, and the gentleman insisted upon the labourer's taking it, as his orders should be obeyed in his house; but the labourer, who plumed himself on his politeness and good breeding, would not on any account, until the gentleman, out of patience, putting his hands on his shoulders, compelled him by force to sit down, saying, 'Sit down, you stupid lout, for wherever I sit will he the head to you; and that's the story, and, troth, I think it hasn't been brought in amiss here.
Nor was every labourer so honest as our friend Alick.
Great was the clatter of knives and pewter plates and tin cans when Adam entered the house, but there was no hum of voices to this accompaniment: the eating of excellent roast beef, provided free of expense, was too serious a business to those good farm- labourers to be performed with a divided attention, even if they had had anything to say to each other--which they had not.
He was one of those invaluable labourers who can not only turn their hand to everything, but excel in everything they turn their hand to.