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NOUN (1)

1. productive work (especially physical work done for wages);
- Example: "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
[syn: labor, labour, toil]


VERB (1)

1. work hard;
- Example: "She was digging away at her math homework"
- Example: "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
[syn: labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil]

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6 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Toil \Toil\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Toiled; p. pr. & vb. n. Toiling.] [OE. toilen to pull about, to toil; of uncertain origin; cf. OD. teulen, tuylen, to labor, till, or OF. tooillier, toailler, to wash, rub (cf. Towel); or perhaps ultimately from the same root as E. tug.] To exert strength with pain and fatigue of body or mind, especially of the body, with efforts of some continuance or duration; to labor; to work. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Toil \Toil\, v. t. 1. To weary; to overlabor. [Obs.] "Toiled with works of war." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To labor; to work; -- often with out. [R.] [1913 Webster] Places well toiled and husbanded. --Holland. [1913 Webster] [I] toiled out my uncouth passage. --Milton. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Toil \Toil\, n. [OE. toil turmoil, struggle; cf. OD. tuyl labor, work. See Toil, v.] Labor with pain and fatigue; labor that oppresses the body or mind, esp. the body. [1913 Webster] My task of servile toil. --Milton. [1913 Webster] After such bloody toil, we bid good night. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: Toil is used in the formation of compounds which are generally of obvious signification; as, toil-strung, toil-wasted, toil-worn, and the like. [1913 Webster] Syn: Labor; drudgery; work; exertion; occupation; employment; task; travail. Usage: Toil, Labor, Drudgery. Labor implies strenuous exertion, but not necessary such as overtasks the faculties; toil denotes a severity of labor which is painful and exhausting; drudgery implies mean and degrading work, or, at least, work which wearies or disgusts from its minuteness or dull uniformity. [1913 Webster] You do not know the heavy grievances, The toils, the labors, weary drudgeries, Which they impose. --Southern. [1913 Webster] How often have I blessed the coming day, When toil remitting lent its turn to play. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Toil \Toil\, n. [F. toiles, pl., toils, nets, fr. toile cloth, canvas, spider web, fr. L. tela any woven stuff, a web, fr. texere to weave. See Text, and cf. Toilet.] A net or snare; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey; -- usually in the plural. [1913 Webster] As a Numidian lion, when first caught, Endures the toil that holds him. --Denham. [1913 Webster] Then toils for beasts, and lime for birds, were found. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

toil n 1: productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill" [syn: labor, labour, toil] v 1: work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long" [syn: labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

124 Moby Thesaurus words for "toil": bait, be employed, birdlime, bola, burden, carry on business, cobweb, cramp, cripple, cumber, dig, dirty work, do business, donkeywork, dragnet, drive, drudge, drudgery, embarrass, employment, encumber, enmesh, ensnarl, entangle, entoil, entrammel, entrap, entwine, fag, fatigue, fetter, fishhook, fly, follow a trade, gill net, grind, ground bait, grub, hammer, hammer away, hamper, hamstring, handicap, handiwork, handwork, have a job, hobble, hook, impede, industry, involve, jig, keep up, labor, lame, lariat, lasso, lick, lick of work, lime, lumber, lure, manual labor, meshes, moil, moonlight, muck, net, noose, peg, peg away, plod, plug, plug along, plug away, pound away, pound net, practice a profession, press down, purse seine, rat race, saddle with, scut work, seine, set up shop, shackle, slave, slavery, slog, slogging, slop, snare, snarl, sniggle, spadework, spinner, springe, squid, stay employed, stodge, strain, strive, stroke, stroke of work, sweat, tangle, task, tiresome work, toils, trammel, transact business, trash, travail, trawl, treadmill, trudge, tug, wade through, weigh down, wobbler, work, work at, work away, work for