Definition of Job

1. Noun. The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money. "He's not in my line of business"

2. Verb. Profit privately from public office and official business.
Generic synonyms: Cheat, Chisel

3. Noun. A specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee. "The farmer's morning chores"
Exact synonyms: Chore, Task
Generic synonyms: Duty
Specialized synonyms: Ball-breaker, Ball-buster, Stint, Scut Work, Shitwork
Derivative terms: Task

4. Verb. Arranged for contracted work to be done by others.
Exact synonyms: Farm Out, Subcontract
Generic synonyms: Employ, Engage, Hire
Derivative terms: Subcontract, Subcontractor

5. Noun. A workplace; as in the expression. "On the job"
Generic synonyms: Work, Workplace

6. Verb. Work occasionally. "As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"
Generic synonyms: Do Work, Work

7. Noun. An object worked on; a result produced by working. "He held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"
Generic synonyms: Product, Production

8. Verb. 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"
Exact synonyms: Speculate
Generic synonyms: Commit, Invest, Place, Put
Specialized synonyms: Bull
Derivative terms: Speculation, Speculative, Speculator

9. Noun. The responsibility to do something. "It is their job to print the truth"
Generic synonyms: Duty, Obligation, Responsibility

10. Noun. The performance of a piece of work. "He gave it up as a bad job"
Generic synonyms: Work

11. Noun. A damaging piece of work. "The barber did a real job on my hair"
Generic synonyms: Work

12. Noun. A state of difficulty that needs to be resolved. "Urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog"
Exact synonyms: Problem
Generic synonyms: Difficulty
Specialized synonyms: Race Problem, Balance-of-payments Problem
Derivative terms: Problematic, Problematical

13. Noun. A Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him.
Generic synonyms: Hero

14. Noun. Any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing.
Generic synonyms: Unfortunate, Unfortunate Person

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

16. Noun. A book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply.
Exact synonyms: Book Of Job
Generic synonyms: Book
Group relationships: Old Testament, Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings

17. Noun. A crime (especially a robbery). "The gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"
Exact synonyms: Caper
Generic synonyms: Robbery

Definition of Job

1. n. A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.

2. v. t. To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.

3. v. i. To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work.

4. n. The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the typical patient man.

Definition of Job

1. Proper noun. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh. ¹

2. Proper noun. (Hebrew male given name) ¹

3. Proper noun. An Old Testament character. ¹

4. Noun. A task. ¹

5. Noun. An economic role for which a person is paid. ¹

6. Noun. (context: in noun compounds) Plastic surgery; ''see e.g.'' nose job. ¹

7. Noun. (computing) A task, or series of tasks, carried out in batch mode (especially on a mainframe computer) ¹

8. Noun. A thing (often used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall) ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To do odd jobs or occasional work for hire. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To work as a jobber. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive professional wrestling slang) To take the loss. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive trading) To buy and sell for profit, as securities; to speculate in. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive often with out) To subcontract a project or delivery in small portions to a number of contractors. ¹

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Definition of Job

1. to work by the piece [v JOBBED, JOBBING, JOBS]

Medical Definition of Job

1. 1. A sudden thrust or stab; a jab. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately. 5. A situation or opportunity of work; as, he lost his job. Job is used adjectively to signify doing jobs, used for jobs, or let on hire to do jobs; as, job printer; job master; job horse; job wagon, etc. By the job, at a stipulated sum for the work, or for each piece of work done; distinguished from time work; as, the house was built by the job. Job lot, a quantity of goods, usually miscellaneous, sold out of the regular course of trade, at a certain price for the whole; as, these articles were included in a job lot. Job master, one who lest out horses and carriages for hire, as for family use. Job printer, one who does miscellaneous printing, especially. Circulars, cards, billheads, etc. Odd job, miscellaneous work of a petty kind; occasional work, of various kinds, or for various people. Origin: Prov. E. Job, gob, a small piece of wood, v, to stab, strike; cf. E. Gob, gobbet; perh. Influenced by E. Chop to cut off, to mince. See Gob. The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the typical patient man. Job's comforter. A false friend; a tactless or malicious person who, under pretense of sympathy, insinuates rebukes. A boil. Job's news, bad news. Job's tears, a kind of grass (Coix Lacryma), with hard, shining, pearly grains. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Job

job (current term)
job's syndrome
job-control language
job-oriented terminal
job action
job aid
job application
job candidate
job center
job centers
job centre

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