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job

noun (n)

  • the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee (noun.act)
    Synonym: chore, task
    Example:
    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.
    source: wordnet30
  • a workplace; as in the expression (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    On the job.
    source: wordnet30
  • an object worked on; a result produced by working (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    He held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right.
    source: wordnet30
  • the responsibility to do something (noun.act)
    Example:
    It is their job to print the truth.
    source: wordnet30
  • the performance of a piece of work (noun.act)
    Example:
    She did an outstanding job as Ophelia.
    He gave it up as a bad job.
    source: wordnet30
  • a damaging piece of work (noun.act)
    Example:
    Dry rot did the job of destroying the barn.
    The barber did a real job on my hair.
    source: wordnet30
  • a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved (noun.state)
    Synonym: problem
    Example:
    It is always a job to contact him.
    source: wordnet30
  • a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply (noun.communication)
    Synonym: book of job
    source: wordnet30
  • a crime (especially a robbery) (noun.act)
    Synonym: caper
    Example:
    The gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis.
    source: wordnet30
  • A sudden thrust or stab; a jab. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the typical patient man. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • profit privately from public office and official business (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • arranged for contracted work to be done by others (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • work occasionally (verb.social)
    Example:
    As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks.
    source: wordnet30
  • invest at a risk (verb.possession)
    Synonym: speculate
    source: wordnet30
  • To strike or stab with a pointed instrument. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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