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 Dictionary entry overview: What does toil mean? 

TOIL (noun)
  The noun TOIL has 1 sense:

1. productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

  Familiarity information: TOIL used as a noun is very rare.

TOIL (verb)
  The verb TOIL has 1 sense:

1. work hard

  Familiarity information: TOIL used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TOIL (noun)

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Productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


labor; toil; labour

Context example:

his labor did not require a great deal of skill

Hypernyms ("toil" is a kind of...):

work (activity directed toward making or doing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "toil"):

roping (capturing cattle or horses with a lasso)

overwork; overworking (the act of working too much or too long)

manual labor; manual labour (labor done with the hands)

haymaking (cutting grass and curing it to make hay)

hackwork (professional work done according to formula)

hunt; hunting (the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts)

effort; elbow grease; exertion; sweat; travail (use of physical or mental energy; hard work)

donkeywork; drudgery; grind; plodding (hard monotonous routine work)

corvee (unpaid labor (as for the maintenance of roads) required by a lord of his vassals in lieu of taxes)

slavery (work done under harsh conditions for little or no pay)

TOIL (verb)

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Work hard

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


toil; moil; labour; travail; drudge; labor; fag; dig; grind

Context examples:

She was digging away at her math homework / Lexicographers drudge all day long

Hypernyms (to "toil" is one way to...):

do work; work (be employed)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

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