Definitions of job

  1. 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.
  2. To buy, sell, work, etc., by the job.
  3. To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.
  4. To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.
  5. To do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots; to sublet ( work); as, to job a contract.
  6. To buy and sell, as a broker; to purchase of importers or manufacturers for the purpose of selling to retailers; as, to job goods.
  7. To hire or let by the job or for a period of service; as, to job a carriage.
  8. To let out for hire; buy up ( goods) and retail ( them).
  9. To strike or stab suddenly:- pr. p. jobbing; pa. p. jobbed.
  10. To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work.
  11. To carry on the business of a jobber in merchandise or stocks.
  12. Buy and sell, as a stockbroker; do an occasional piece of work for wages.
  13. To work at jobs; buy and sell, as a broker.
  14. To let out, as work for execution, or horses for hire; to hire; to buy up and retail.
  15. To strike or stab with a sharp instrument.
  16. To buy and sell, as a broker; to work at chance employment; to hire out or let, as horses.
  17. the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; " he's not in my line of business"
  18. a damaging piece of work; " dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"; " the barber did a real job on my hair"
  19. the performance of a piece of work; " she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"; " he gave it up as a bad job"
  20. the responsibility to do something; " it is their job to print the truth"
  21. an object worked on; a result produced by working; " he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"
  22. a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
  23. any long- suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
  24. a workplace; as in the expression " on the job";
  25. ( computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
  26. a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
  27. work occasionally; " As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"
  28. arranged for contracted work to be done by others
  29. profit privately from public office and official business
  30. A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.
  34. A situation or opportunity of work; as, he lost his job.
  35. The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the typical patient man.
  36. A piece of work, especially of an occasional kind; colloquially, a position; any event or circumstance; as, it is a bad job.
  37. A sudden stroke or stab with a pointed instrument like a beak.
  38. 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.
  39. A piece of work.
  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. 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.