Definitions of toil

  1.   To labor; to work; - often with out.
  2.   Any net or snare; any web or string spread for taking prey.
  3.   Toilly.
  4.   To labor.
  5.   A net or snare; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey; - usually in the plural.
  6.   Labor, esp. of a fatiguing kind.
  7.   Hard work; a net or snare.
  8.   With out, to work out.
  9.   A net or snare.
  10.   Toilness.
  11.   To labor: to work with fatigue.
  12.   A net or snare; any thread, web or string spread for taking prey.
  13.   To weary; to overlabor.
  14.   Labour with oppressive pain and fatigue; drudgery.
  15.   Labor or work that tires, especially the body; exertion that tires the mind or body.
  16.   Fatiguing work; any oppressive task.
  17.   To exert strength with pain and fatigue of body or mind, especially of the body, with efforts of some continuance or duration; to labor; to work.
  18.   To labor or work with pain or fatigue; to make slow and labored progress; as, he toiled up the hill.
  19.   Toilsome.
  20.   Labor with pain and fatigue; labor that oppresses the body or mind, esp. the body.
  21.   Fatiguing labour; labour oppressive to the mind or body.
  22.   To labour with pain or fatigue; to work with fatigue.
  23.   To exert strength with pain and fatigue of body and mind, particularly of body, in prolonged effort; to labour; to work.
  24.   To labor arduously; work hard.
  25.   work hard; " She was digging away at her math homework"; " Lexicographers drudge all day long"
  26.   productive work ( especially physical work done for wages); " his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
  27.   Toiler.

Quotes of toil

  1. Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience, and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain, and those that think them wise, are greatest fools. – William Alexander
  2. Little do such men know the toil the pains, the daily, nightly racking of the brains, to range the thoughts, the matter to digest, to cull fit phrases, and reject the rest. – Charles Churchill
  3. Honor lies in honest toil – Grover Cleveland
  4. In all my work I like to convey the fact that I like cooks, that it's noble toil and that it is hard. – Rocco DiSpirito
  5. Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame. – Hesiod
  6. Light is the task where many share the toil – Homer
  7. Any one who wants to live in peace and freedom will be to live by toil demonstration of high levels of discipline and tolerance for one another. – Yahya Jammeh
  8. Literature is a toil and a snare, a curse that bites deep. – David Herbert Lawrence
  9. The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. – John Ruskin
  10. Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other; yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively. Strive to get clear notions about all. Give up no science entirely; for science is but one. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  11. Our works decay and disappear but God gentlest works stay looking down on the ruins we toil to rear. – Walter Smith
  12. All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil The fight to the finish spirit is the one... characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers. – Henry David Thoreau
  13. I pass over the toil and suffering and danger which attended the redemption and cultivation of their lands by the colonists, and turn to their civil condition and to the conduct and history of the government. – William H. Wharton

Usage examples for toil

  1. Why toil to seek it, if he knows? ” – The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
  2. The hands of his wife were hardened with toil and she was old before her time; but she was dear to him. ” – Some-Christmas-Stories by Dickens, Charles
  3. And toil brought its unexpected and exceeding great reward. ” – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory
  4. Surrey saw, as he came and sat beside him, that for him earthly sorrow and toil were almost ended. ” – What Answer? by Anna E. Dickinson
  5. After five years of constant toil he found himself at the same point from which he had started. ” – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  6. “ I knew the occupants of these tents; with some I had shared danger, with others toil – Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer by W. C. Scully
  7. He ate and drank, and, when he had done so, it seemed to him as if he might now venture to rest from his long, weary toil and lo! ” – Seven Legends by Gottfried Keller
  8. There was nothing commonplace, nothing associated with toil or worry in his memory of her. ” – Victor Ollnee's Discipline by Hamlin Garland
  9. “ An' I went to work at heavy toil sor, as became a poor man. ” – Darrel of the Blessed Isles by Irving Bacheller
  10. Thou art but a lad, to go forth alone after a day of toil – The Potato Child and Others by Mrs. Charles J. Woodbury
  11. The husband's toil keeps her that sits at home. ” – Story of Orestes A Condensation of the Trilogy by Richard G. Moulton
  12. It requires hard, patient toil to dig down beneath the superficial crust of appearance to the solid rock of fact on which truth rests. ” – Practical Ethics by William DeWitt Hyde
  13. Much toil had been involved in these achievements. ” – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  14. These hands shall toil for his support! ” – The Gamester (1753) by Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund
  15. Do you think I don't know why you toil late and early this year, and never spend a cent on anything that is not for my pleasure? ” – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  16. If this talk were true, I, for one, should not greatly care to toil in the service of natural knowledge. ” – Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
  17. “ I have no need and no desire for more money than I can earn by daily toil – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  18. If there is no such equal progress in other nations, then the industrial gain sought for the working classes of this country by a shorter day cannot be obtained, though any special class or classes of workers may be relieved of excessive toil at the expense of the community as a whole. ” – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  19. Indeed, much of the racket had died down, showing that the actors themselves were looking for it, and did not want to do anything to smother the welcome sound that would mean their release from further toil and turmoil, for the moment, at least. ” – The Boy Scouts with the Motion Picture Players by Robert Shaler
  20. We did so, and were amply repaid for all our toil – Scenes in Switzerland by American Tract Society

Rhymes for toil

Idioms for toil

  • toil up sth;
  • toil over sm or sth;
  • toil for sth;
  • toil for sm;