Definitions for job

Definitions for (noun) job

Main entry: job

Definition: a damaging piece of work

Usage: dry rot did the job of destroying the barn; the barber did a real job on my hair

Main entry: job

Definition: the performance of a piece of work

Usage: she did an outstanding job as Ophelia; he gave it up as a bad job

Main entry: business, job, line, line of work, occupation

Definition: the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

Usage: he's not in my line of business

Main entry: job

Definition: the responsibility to do something

Usage: it is their job to print the truth

Main entry: task, job, chore

Definition: a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee

Usage: 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

Main entry: job, caper

Definition: a crime (especially a robbery)

Usage: the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis

Main entry: job

Definition: a workplace; as in the expression "on the job";

Main entry: job

Definition: an object worked on; a result produced by working

Usage: he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right

Main entry: Book of Job, Job

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

Main entry: job

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

Main entry: Job

Definition: any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing

Main entry: Job

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

Main entry: problem, job

Definition: a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved

Usage: she and her husband are having problems; it is always a job to contact him; urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog

Definitions for (verb) job

Main entry: speculate, job

Definition: invest at a risk

Usage: 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

Main entry: job

Definition: work occasionally

Usage: As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks

Main entry: subcontract, job, farm out

Definition: arranged for contracted work to be done by others

Main entry: job

Definition: profit privately from public office and official business

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