Synonyms for (noun) travail

Synonyms: effort, elbow grease, travail, sweat, exertion

Definition: use of physical or mental energy; hard work

Usage: he got an A for effort; they managed only with great exertion

Similar words: labor, labour, toil

Definition: productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

Usage: his labor did not require a great deal of skill


Synonyms: travail, childbed, parturiency, confinement, labor, labour, lying-in

Definition: concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child

Usage: she was in labor for six hours

Similar words: parturition, giving birth, birth, birthing

Definition: the process of giving birth

Synonyms for (verb) travail

Synonyms: moil, drudge, dig, fag, grind, labor, labour, toil, travail

Definition: work hard

Usage: She was digging away at her math homework; Lexicographers drudge all day long

Similar words: do work, work

Definition: be employed

Usage: Is your husband working again?; My wife never worked; Do you want to work after the age of 60?; She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money; She works as a waitress to put herself through college