labor-, laborat-

(Latin: work, toil)

elaborate (i LAB uhr it, i LAB rit [adjective]; ee LAB uh rayt" [verb]),
1. Having many different parts or a lot of detail, and organized in a complicated way; such as, an elaborate system of working.
2. Made with a lot of intricate detail or extravagant ornamentation: "She wore an elaborate headdress."
3. Thought out, or organized, with thoroughness and careful attention to detail: "They made elaborate preparations for their trip to England."
1. Planned or executed with painstaking attention to numerous parts or details.
2. Worked out with care and detail; developed thoroughly.
1. With elaboration.
2. With great labor or study.
3. With considerable regard for exactness.
1. Marked by elaborately complex detail.
2. An ornate appearance; being elaborately decorated.
1. Producing with labor.
2. Improving; refining by successive operations.
3. Adding more information to or explaining something which has been stated.
1. Developing in intricate and painstaking detail.
2. Addition of extra material, illustrations, or clarifying details.
3. In psychiatry, an unconscious process of expanding and embellishing a detail; especially, while recalling and describing a representation in a dream so that latent content of the dream is brought into a logical and comprehensible order.
1. Productive from basic elements or sources and changeable into a more developed product.
2. Making more complex, intricate, or richer.
1. Someone who has a tendency to elaborate.
2. Anyone who constructs something with labor and minute attention to details.
3. A person who adds details, as to an account or idea.
4. Someone who clarifies the meaning of and discourses in a learned way, usually in writing.
Frustra laborat qui omnibus placere studet.
He labors in vain who strives to please everyone.

You can not please the entire world.

hot laboratory
A laboratory equipped for the safe manipulation of highly radioactive materials.
1. Lacking rich or complex details.
2. Unpolished; crude; unfinished.
Intus si recte, ne labora.
If right within, trouble not.

Motto of Shrewsbury School, U.K.

1. Productive activity, esp. for the sake of economic gain.
2. The body of persons engaged in such activity; especially, those working for wages.
3. A body of people considered as a class (distinguished from management and capital).
4. Physical or mental work; especially, of a hard or fatiguing kind; toil.
5. A job or task done or to be done.
6. The physical effort and periodic uterine contractions during childbirth.
7. The interval from the onset of birth contractions to actual childbirth.
8. The process which, by the utilization of uterine musculature contractions as a force, results in the delivery of the products of conception of a pregnancy from the uterus and through the vaginal outlet.

Customerly, "birth labor" is divided into three stages:

  1. From onset of purposeful uterine contractions until full dilation of the cervix.
  2. From full cervical dilation until vaginal delivery of the fetus.
  3. From delivery of the fetus through delivery of the placenta.
Labor et scientia.
Labor and knowledge.

Motto of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.

Labor omnia vincit.
Perseverance [Work] overcomes all difficulties.

Motto of Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA; and the State of Oklahoma, USA.

The phrase/motto is a shortened form of Virgil's statement in his Georgics: Labor omnia vicit improbus, "Never-ending work conquered all things."

It is said that Virgil was describing the harshness of life following the Golden Age, when the earth had yielded its fruits without labor. Jupiter then decided to change everything, making life hard so mankind would learn and become independent.

Cross references related to "work, toil" word families: argo-; ergasio-; ergo-; oper-; pono-; urg-.