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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 seek private gain under pretense of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.
  30. To carry on the business of a jobber in merchandise or stocks.
  31. The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the typical patient man.
  32. A piece of work, especially of an occasional kind; colloquially, a position; any event or circumstance; as, it is a bad job.
  33. To let out for hire; buy up ( goods) and retail ( them).
  34. Buy and sell, as a stockbroker; do an occasional piece of work for wages.
  35. A sudden stroke or stab with a pointed instrument like a beak.
  36. To strike or stab suddenly:- pr. p. jobbing; pa. p. jobbed.
  37. 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.
  38. To work at jobs: to buy and sell, as a broker: to hire or let out for a short time, esp. horses.
  39. A piece of work.
  40. To work at jobs; buy and sell, as a broker.
  41. To buy, sell, work, etc., by the job.
  42. A piece of work done as a whole.
  43. A corrupt money making scheme.
  44. 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.
  45. A sudden stab with a pointed instrument.
  46. To let out, as work for execution, or horses for hire; to hire; to buy up and retail.
  47. To strike or stab with a sharp instrument.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. To buy and sell, as a broker; to work at chance employment; to hire out or let, as horses.
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Antonyms for job

child's play, duck soup, cinch, kid stuff, joblessness, avocation, breeze, unemployment, setup, snap.

Quotes of job

  1. Look, this job has always been a crucible of conflict. – Bruce Babbitt
  2. The best thing about my job though, is stopping at the end of the day and rejoining the human universe. – Orson Scott Card
  3. I would be sad if it ended now. It's been the best job I've had by a long shot, especially creatively because the writing is so good. Every week I get the script and I laugh out loud and get excited for the different stuff we get to do. – Sarah Chalke
  4. People who eat potatoes will never be able to perform their abilities in whatever job they choose to have. – Richard Cobden
  5. There is no social program in this country that is as important as a good job that pays well, that gives someone an opportunity to go to work, have some security, have benefits, and take care of their family and have a good life. – Byron Dorgan
  6. I'm thankful for all the things that this job has given me and my family. But probably the thing that I am most proud of throughout my career is that, not only myself, but my family and the people around me have just been regular people, which we are. – Brett Favre
  7. I don't know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is good. But I don't know that she's ever had a real job I mean, since she's been grown up. – Teresa Heinz
  8. It's not that there are no masters, but that there are many. And the job of the solicitor general is to balance those masters and to accommodate them all, each in their proper places, wisely and well and in so doing to represent the people of the United States. – Elena Kagan
  9. So while an incredible amount of progress has been made, on this fifth anniversary, I wanted to come here and tell the people of this city directly: My administration is going to stand with you- and fight alongside you- until the job is done. Until New Orleans is all the way back, all the way. – Barack Obama
  10. The duty of responsibility placed on any MP is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed and I for one don't believe the Conservative Party would abuse that trust by selecting someone who did not have the goods to do the job just for the sake of media coverage. – Adam Rickitt
  11. This is perhaps the most profound meaning of the book of Job the best example of wisdom. – Paul Ricoeur
  12. I could finally quit my job as a bartender and stop dreaming that I might be Superman and know that I was. Then I started thinking about how cool it was. – Brandon Routh
  13. The Busted thing happened when I was 16. I saw an opportunity, took it and it was better than being at school. It was a fun job but I'd never claim Busted was anything other than a pop band. – Charlie Simpson
  14. I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job – Margaret Thatcher
  15. This is a game that's going to play as long as you're playing it. It's never going to end. It'll go until I retire, and when the next person has the job they'll be on it too. – Rick Wagoner

Usage examples for job

  1. 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
  2. Oh, what a good job to be sure! – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble
  3. He might give me a job of some kind or get me one. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  4. If it's part of my job I'll know about it. – General Max Shorter by Kris Ottman Neville
  5. It might ruin the whole job – A Chair on The Boulevard by Leonard Merrick
  6. I know how hard the job is you're doing. – Brain Twister by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  7. My mother and me are going to leave Bridetown when I get a job – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  8. I'm on one now-" " A job – The Vertical City by Fannie Hurst
  9. Is it much of a job do you think? – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  10. I did not have no business doing that job in the first place. – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  11. Say, I make that part of my job – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  12. Lord bless you, sir, Job wouldn't go. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. " No. This is my job – The Legion of Lazarus by Edmond Hamilton
  14. Do you remember Job – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  15. You 'd have been welcome to the whole job – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  16. Ay, ready enough; but I don't like the job – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  17. " A job said one of Weston's companions. – The Gold Trail by Harold Bindloss
  18. No, I'm not afraid of the job – The Way of Decision by M. C. Pease
  19. " That's my job she said. – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  20. 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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