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Definitions of job

  1. the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; " he's not in my line of business"
  2. a crime ( especially a robbery); " the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"
  3. 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"
  4. a damaging piece of work; " dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"; " the barber did a real job on my hair"
  5. the performance of a piece of work; " she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"; " he gave it up as a bad job"
  6. the responsibility to do something; " it is their job to print the truth"
  7. an object worked on; a result produced by working; " he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"
  8. a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
  9. any long- suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
  10. 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"
  11. 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"
  12. a workplace; as in the expression " on the job";
  13. ( computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
  14. a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
  15. work occasionally; " As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"
  16. arranged for contracted work to be done by others
  17. profit privately from public office and official business
  18. A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.
  19. A piece of chance or occasional work; any definite work undertaken in gross for a fixed price; as, he did the job for a thousand dollars.
  20. A public transaction done for private profit; something performed ostensibly as a part of official duty, but really for private gain; a corrupt official business.
  21. Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.
  22. A situation or opportunity of work; as, he lost his job.
  23. To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.
  24. To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.
  25. To do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots; to sublet ( work); as, to job a contract.
  26. To buy and sell, as a broker; to purchase of importers or manufacturers for the purpose of selling to retailers; as, to job goods.
  27. To hire or let by the job or for a period of service; as, to job a carriage.
  28. To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work.
  29. To carry on the business of a jobber in merchandise or stocks.
  30. The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the typical patient man.
  31. A piece of work, especially of an occasional kind; colloquially, a position; any event or circumstance; as, it is a bad job.
  32. To let out for hire; buy up ( goods) and retail ( them).
  33. Buy and sell, as a stockbroker; do an occasional piece of work for wages.
  34. A sudden stroke or stab with a pointed instrument like a beak.
  35. To strike or stab suddenly:- pr. p. jobbing; pa. p. jobbed.
  36. Any piece of work, esp. of a trifling or temporary nature: any undertaking with a view to profit: a mean transaction, in which private gain is sought under pretence of public service.
  37. A piece of work.
  38. To work at jobs; buy and sell, as a broker.
  39. To buy, sell, work, etc., by the job.
  40. A piece of work done as a whole.
  41. A corrupt money making scheme.
  42. A piece of work, specially of a temporary nature; anything to be done, whether of more or less importance; an undertaking professedly for the public good, but really for one's own.
  43. A sudden stab with a pointed instrument.
  44. To let out, as work for execution, or horses for hire; to hire; to buy up and retail.
  45. To strike or stab with a sharp instrument.
  46. To buy and sell as a broker; to do job- work or jobbing; to hire or let; to act in the public service for one's own ends. To do the job for one, to kill him.
  47. A certain amount of work; a piece of work undertaken at a stated price; a disreputable transaction or undertaking for profit, effected by one secretly, under the guise of public zeal, or under the shadow of official power.
  48. To buy and sell, as a broker; to work at chance employment; to hire out or let, as horses.

Usage examples for job

  1. " No. This is my job. – The Legion of Lazarus by Edmond Hamilton
  2. I'm on one now-" " A job?" – The Vertical City by Fannie Hurst
  3. She's a awful sperited cratur, and you'll have a hard job o' it to manage her, with one hand. – Elsie's Womanhood by Martha Finley
  4. He might give me a job of some kind or get me one. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  5. It might ruin the whole job. – A Chair on The Boulevard by Leonard Merrick
  6. " That's my job," she said. – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  7. I know how hard the job is you're doing. – Brain Twister by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  8. I did not have no business doing that job in the first place. – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  9. Do you remember Job? – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  10. Oh, what a good job, to be sure! – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble
  11. Say, I make that part of my job. – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  12. If it's part of my job, I'll know about it. – General Max Shorter by Kris Ottman Neville
  13. Is it much of a job, do you think? – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  14. My mother and me are going to leave Bridetown when I get a job. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  15. You 'd have been welcome to the whole job. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  16. Lord bless you, sir, Job wouldn't go. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  17. Ay, ready enough; but I don't like the job. – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  18. No, I'm not afraid of the job. – The Way of Decision by M. C. Pease
  19. For a' that, I wouldna' say but it's better than mony anither job, if ye're lucky. – Carmen's Messenger by Harold Bindloss
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