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"Job" Dictionary Definition


    1. job

      verb /jäb/ 
      jobbed, past participle; jobbed, past tense; jobbing, present participle; jobs, 3rd person singular present

      1. Do casual or occasional work
        • - a jobbing builder
      2. Buy and sell (stocks) as a broker-dealer, esp. on a small scale
      3. Cheat; betray
        • Turn a public office or a position of trust to private advantage

        noun
        jobs, plural

        1. An act of prodding, thrusting, or wrenching

        noun /jäb/ 
        jobs, plural

        1. A paid position of regular employment
          • jobs are created in the private sector, not in Washington
          • - a part-time job
        2. A task or piece of work, esp. one that is paid
          • - she wants to be left alone to get on with the job
          • - you did a good job of explaining
        3. A responsibility or duty
          • - it's our job to find things out
        4. A difficult task
          • - we thought you'd have a job getting there
        5. A procedure to improve the appearance of something, esp. an operation involving plastic surgery
          • - she's had a nose job
          • - someone had done a skillful paint job
        6. A thing of a specified nature
          • - the car was a blue malevolent-looking job
        7. A crime, esp. a robbery
          • - a series of daring bank jobs
        8. An operation or group of operations treated as a single and distinct unit

        verb
        jobbed, past participle; jobbed, past tense; jobbing, present participle; jobs, 3rd person singular present

        1. Prod or stab
          • - he prepared to job the huge brute
        2. Thrust (something pointed) at or into something

    Web definitions
    • occupation: the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "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; "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 endless task of classifying the samples"; "the farmer's morning chores"

    • a workplace; as in the expression "on the 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"

    • the responsibility to do something; "it is their job to print the truth"

    • the performance of a piece of work; "she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"; "he gave it up as a bad job"

    • a damaging piece of work; "dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"; "the barber did a real job on my hair"

    • problem: a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved; "she and her husband are having problems"; "it is always a job to contact him"; "urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog"

    • a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him

    • profit privately from public office and official business

    • any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing

    • subcontract: arranged for contracted work to be done by others

    • (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit

    • work occasionally; "As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"

    • a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
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