Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you labour, you work hard. (noun) labour is the work that people do, usually lifting, moving, building, etc. rather than desk work.

Examples: (verb) He laboured under the sun for weeks before the project was completed. (verb) He laboured over the food all afternoon to get ready for dinner. (noun) There is a big labour shortage in the construction industry. (noun) The cost of labour is higher than the cost of building materials.

Synonyms: nouns: work, job. verbs: work (hard).

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 1 C