labor


labor
f.
1 work.
hizo una buena labor al frente de la empresa she did a good job at the helm of the company
profesión: sus labores occupation: housewife
no estar por la labor (figurative) not to be keen on the idea (ser reacio)
labores domésticas household chores
labor de equipo teamwork
2 needlework.
labor de encaje lacemaking
labor de punto knitting
3 task, assigned work, chore.
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labor
nombre femenino
1 (gen) work
2 (Also used in plural with the same meaning) (costura) embroidery, needlework; (punto) knitting
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FRASEOLOGÍA
estar por la labor to be willing to help
'Profesión: sus labores' "Occupation: housewife"
labores del campo farm work
labores del hogar housework
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noun f.
labor, work
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SF
1) (=trabajo) labour, labor (EEUU), work

profesión: sus labores — [en censo, formulario] occupation: housewife

una labor — job, task, piece of work

labor de chinos — tedious job

labor de equipo — teamwork

labores domésticas — household chores

labor social — work for a good cause, work in a good cause

2) (=costura) sewing, needlework; (=bordado) embroidery; (=punto) knitting

una labor — a piece of sewing

labor de aguja — needlework

labor de ganchillo — crochet, crocheting

labores de punto — knitting

3) (Agr) (=arada) ploughing, plowing (EEUU); (=cultivo) farm work, cultivation
4) pl labores (Min) workings
5) CAm, Caribe (=parcela) small farm, smallholding
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femenino
a) (trabajo) work

una labor de equipo — teamwork

labores domésticas — housework

profesión: sus labores — (frml) occupation: housewife

b) (de coser, bordar) needlework; (de punto) knitting
c) (Agr) plowing (AmE), ploughing (BrE)
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= work, task.
Ex. The Classification Research Group (CRG) has been a major force in the development of classification theory, and has made a major contribution towards work on a new general classification scheme.
Ex. Further, menu screens will be necessary until the user has specified the task that he wishes executed or the information that he wishes to retrieve sufficiently for execution or retrieval to be effected.
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* ardua labor = hard work.
* continuar la labor de otros = stand on + the shoulders of giants.
* desempeñar la labor encomendada = discharge + responsibility.
* entorpecer la labor judicial = pervert + the course of justice.
* labor de detective = sleuthing.
* labor detectivesca = sleuthing.
* labor editorial = editorship.
* labores de croché a mano = hand-crochet work.
* labores de ganchillo a mano = hand-crochet work.
* labores de rescate = rescue work.
* labores domésticas = housework.
* merecer que se reconozca la labor realizada = deserve + credit.
* obstaculizar la labor judicial = pervert + the course of justice.
* realizar una buena labor = produce + the goods.
* realizar una labor detenidamente = work + Posesivo + way through.
* realizar una labor muy importante = maintain + a high profile.
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femenino
a) (trabajo) work

una labor de equipo — teamwork

labores domésticas — housework

profesión: sus labores — (frml) occupation: housewife

b) (de coser, bordar) needlework; (de punto) knitting
c) (Agr) plowing (AmE), ploughing (BrE)
* * *
= work, task.

Ex: The Classification Research Group (CRG) has been a major force in the development of classification theory, and has made a major contribution towards work on a new general classification scheme.

Ex: Further, menu screens will be necessary until the user has specified the task that he wishes executed or the information that he wishes to retrieve sufficiently for execution or retrieval to be effected.
* ardua labor = hard work.
* continuar la labor de otros = stand on + the shoulders of giants.
* desempeñar la labor encomendada = discharge + responsibility.
* entorpecer la labor judicial = pervert + the course of justice.
* labor de detective = sleuthing.
* labor detectivesca = sleuthing.
* labor editorial = editorship.
* labores de croché a mano = hand-crochet work.
* labores de ganchillo a mano = hand-crochet work.
* labores de rescate = rescue work.
* labores domésticas = housework.
* merecer que se reconozca la labor realizada = deserve + credit.
* obstaculizar la labor judicial = pervert + the course of justice.
* realizar una buena labor = produce + the goods.
* realizar una labor detenidamente = work + Posesivo + way through.
* realizar una labor muy importante = maintain + a high profile.

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labor
feminine
1 (trabajo) work
una labor de equipo teamwork
los vecinos contribuyeron en las labores de búsqueda the neighbors joined in the search
labores domésticas or del hogar housework
profesión: sus labores (frml); occupation: housewife
su importante labor en el campo de la física her important work in the field of physics
estar por la labor to be in favor*
están por la labor de poner en marcha estas medidas they are in favor of putting these measures into action
2 (de coser, bordar) needlework; (de punto) knitting
clase de labor(es) (Educ) needlework class
3 (Agr) plowing (AmE), ploughing (BrE) tierra f A. (↑ tierra)
Compuesto:
labores agrícolas or del campo
fpl farm work
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labor sustantivo femenino
a) (trabajo) work;

una labor de equipo teamwork;

labores domésticas housework;
labores agrícolas or del campo farm work
b) (de coser, bordar) needlework;

(de punto) knitting
labor sustantivo femenino
1 job, task
2 Agr farmwork
3 (de costura) needlework, sewing
♦ Locuciones: no estoy por la labor, I can't be bothered
'labor' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
calceta
- finura
- obrera
- obrero
- parto
- revigorizar
- sindical
- sindicalista
- sindicato
- tarea
- zapa
- cabo
- cadeneta
- desarrollar
- empresa
- excepcional
- fecundo
- ganchillo
- laboral
- mano
- realizar
- sindicalismo
- trabajo
English:
knitting
- labor
- needlework
- patchwork
- casual
- forced
- hard
- induce
- induction
- labor union
- labour
- patch
- skilled
- slave
- strike
- team
- withdraw
- work
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labor nf
1. [trabajo] work;
[tarea] task;
hizo una buena labor al frente de la empresa she did a good job at the helm of the company;
profesión: sus labores occupation: housewife;
ser de profesión sus labores to be a housewife;
Comp
no estar por la labor not to have one's mind on the job;
quiero ir al concierto pero mis padres no están por la labor de dejarme I want to go to the concert, but my parents won't let me go
Comp
labores agrícolas farm work;
labores domésticas household chores;
labor de equipo teamwork;
labor de mina mining
2. [de costura] needlework
Comp
labor de encaje lacemaking;
labor de punto knitting
3. Agr
casa de labor farmhouse;
tierra de labor agricultural land, arable land
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labor
f work; (tarea) task, job;
hacer labores do needlework;
no estar por la labor fam not be enthusiastic about the idea
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labor nf
: work, labor
* * *
labor n
1. (trabajo) work
las labores del campo farm work
2. (costura) sewing
3. (punto) knitting
labores domésticas housework

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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