from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The first Monday in September, observed as a holiday in the United States and Canada in honor of working people.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In some of the States, a legal holiday, commonly the first Monday in September, established for the benefit of the laboring classes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • In most of the States and Territories of the United States, a day, usually the first Monday of September, set aside as a legal holiday, in honor of, or in the interest of, workingmen as a class. Also, a similar holiday in Canada, Australia, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US The holiday marking the unofficial end of summer, held on the first Monday in September.
  • noun Annual holiday held May 1 to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun first Monday in September in the United States and Canada


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  • By Labor Day, I was checking the Tivo hourly for when new shows that could be season passed.

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  • We'll review that information, and between today and Labor Day, we'll see what the Justice Department does.

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  • AFL-CIO President John Sweeney spent his Labor Day campaigning with vice presidential candidate Senator John Edwards.

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  • This Monday, Labor Day, you'll see that spirit all across our country -- Milwaukee at the Labor Day Parade; and Little Rock at the Old-Time American Union Picnic; in Michigan, as they have on every Labor Day since 1958 -- you'll see tens of thousands of people walking the five miles across the Mackinaw Bridge connecting the state's upper and lower peninsulas.

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