What does the word plod mean?

Usage examples for plod

  1. You had more time to loiter on a summer morning, and there was less distance to plod through the winter snows and rains. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  2. A formal, dull father, would recommend to you to plod out the evenings, too, at home, over a book by a dim taper; but I recommend to you the evenings for your pleasures, which are as much a part of your education, and almost as necessary a one, as your morning studies. – Letters to His Son, 1749 by The Earl of Chesterfield
  3. Theirs is the duty to plod on, however tedious the nature of the work demanding their immediate attention, however formidable the obstacles involved in its proper execution, however prolonged the effort which its success necessitates, until the signs of its ultimate consummation, heralding the launching of what is sure to be the most spectacular phase of their Mission, are clearly discerned. – Unfolding Destiny by Shoghi Effendi