The common people, orig. those esp. of rural or nonurban areas, thought of as best representing the basic, direct political interests of the electorate
The class of industrial wage earners who, possessing neither capital nor production means, must earn their living by selling their labor.
The body of soldiers of an army, as distinguished from the officers
Plural form of wage earner
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers; - G.B.Shaw
Designating or of industrial workers, often, specif., the semiskilled or unskilled
A political party representing workers' interests, especially in Great Britain.
Labour is the British spelling of the world labor, which is defined as work.
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