Definition of laboring in English:

laboring

(British labouring)

Pronunciation /ˈlāb(ə)riNG/ /ˈleɪb(ə)rɪŋ/

adjective

  • 1Working at an unskilled manual occupation.

    • ‘the laboring classes’
  • 2Working or moving with difficulty.

    ‘his laboring heart calmed’
    • ‘he had to yell to be heard over the sound of the laboring engine’
    1. 2.1(of a ship) rolling or pitching heavily.
      • ‘occasionally the laboring ship spat the caulking from some underwater seam’
  • 3(of a woman) in labor; in the process of giving birth.

    • ‘laboring women can use a washcloth or a spray of water to cool themselves down’