What is the difference between Labor and Childbirth?

The difference between labor and childbirth

is that "labor" is effort expended on a particular task; toil, work and "childbirth" is the fact or action of giving birth to a child, as the culmination of pregnancy.

labor

childbirth

Noun

  • Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work.
  • That which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that which demands effort.
  • (uncountable) Workers in general; the working class, the workforce; sometimes specifically the labour movement, organised labour.
  • (uncountable) A political party or force aiming or claiming to represent the interests of labour.
  • The act of a mother giving birth.
  • The time period during which a mother gives birth.
  • (nautical) The pitching or tossing of a vessel which results in the straining of timbers and rigging.
  • An old measure of land area in Mexico and Texas, approximately 177 acres.

Verb

  • US standard spelling of labour.

Noun

  • The fact or action of giving birth to a child, as the culmination of pregnancy.

Antonyms

  • death

Related terms

  • birth