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 Job Job

noun

  • ( ) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money  ( business, job, line, line of work, occupation )
    the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
     he's not in my line of business
    he's not in my line of business
  • ( ) a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee  ( chore, job, task )
    a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
     estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
     the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    the job of repairing the engine took several hours
     the endless task of classifying the samples
    the endless task of classifying the samples
     the farmer's morning chores
    the farmer's morning chores
  • ( ) a workplace; as in the expression on the job'  ( job )
    a workplace; as in the expression on the job'
  • ( ) the performance of a piece of work  ( job )
    the performance of a piece of work
     she did an outstanding job as Ophelia
    she did an outstanding job as Ophelia
     he gave it up as a bad job
    he gave it up as a bad job
  • ( ) the responsibility to do something  ( job )
    the responsibility to do something
     it is their job to print the truth
    it is their job to print the truth
  • ( ) an object worked on; a result produced by working  ( job )
    an object worked on; a result produced by working
     he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right
    he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right
  • ( ) a damaging piece of work  ( job )
    a damaging piece of work
     dry rot did the job of destroying the barn
    dry rot did the job of destroying the barn
     the barber did a real job on my hair
    the barber did a real job on my hair
  • a crime (especially a robbery)  ( caper, job )
    a crime (especially a robbery)
     the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis
    the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis
  • a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply  ( Book of Job, Job )
    a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
  • (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit  ( job )
    (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
  • any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing  ( Job )
    any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
  • a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him  ( Job )
    a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
  • a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved  ( job, problem )
    a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
     she and her husband are having problems
    she and her husband are having problems
     it is always a job to contact him
    it is always a job to contact him
     urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog
    urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog
  • verb

  • invest at a risk  ( job, speculate )
    invest at a risk
     I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating
    I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating
  • work occasionally  ( job )
    work occasionally
     As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks
    As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks
  • arranged for contracted work to be done by others  ( farm out, job, subcontract )
    arranged for contracted work to be done by others
  • profit privately from public office and official business  ( job )
    profit privately from public office and official business


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