- A job is a specific illegal task.
An example of a job is a bank robbery.
- The definition of a job is the work you do to earn money.
An example of a job is working at a gas station.
- Job means a task or working on one specific project.
- An example of a job is cleaning the bathroom.
- An example of a job is a contractor agreeing to redo a bathroom.
- Job is defined as the place where you go to work and earn money.
An example of your job is the office and staff that you work with each day.
Factory workers doing their job.
job definition by Webster's New World
- a specific piece of work, as in one's trade, or done by agreement for pay
- anything one has to do; task; chore; duty
- the thing or material being worked on
- the action of doing a task, duty, or piece of work
- a result or product of such action
- ☆ a position of employment; situation; work
- Informal a criminal act or deed, as a theft, etc.
- Informal any happening, affair, matter, object, etc.
- Chiefly Brit. a thing done supposedly in the public interest but actually for private gain
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- to do odd jobs
- to act as a jobber or broker
- Chiefly Brit. to do public or official business dishonestly for private gain
- to buy and sell (goods) as wholesaler; handle as middleman
- to let or sublet (work, contracts, etc.)
- to hire or let for hire, as a horse or carriage
- Slang to deceive; trick; cheat
- Chiefly Brit. to transact (public business) dishonestly for private gain
- a man who endured much suffering but did not lose his faith in God
- the book telling of him: abbrev. Jb
Origin: Ecclesiastical Late Latin ; from Ecclesiastical Greek Iōb ; from Classical Hebrew (language) 'Iyyōbh
job definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A regular activity performed in exchange for payment, especially as one's trade, occupation, or profession.
- A position in which one is employed.
- a. A task that must be done: Washing the windows is not my job.b. A specified duty or responsibility. See Synonyms at task.
- a. A specific piece of work to be done for a set fee: an expensive repair job.b. The object to be worked on.c. Something resulting from or produced by work.
- Computer Science A program application that may consist of several steps but is performed as a single logical unit.
- Informal A difficult or strenuous task: It was a real job to convince them to drop the charges.
- Informal A bad or unsatisfactory piece of work: The stylist did a real job on my hair.
- Informal A state of affairs: Their marriage was a bad job from the start. It's a good job that we left early to avoid the traffic.
- Informal A criminal act, especially a robbery: a bank job.
- Informal An example of a specified type, especially of something made or constructed. Often used in combination: a new building that is just another glass and steel job; a cowboy hat that is one of those ten-gallon jobs.
- To work at odd jobs.
- To work by the piece.
- To act as a jobber.
- To purchase (merchandise) from manufacturers and sell it to retailers.
- To arrange for (contracted work) to be done in portions by others; subcontract.
- To transact (official business) dishonestly for private profit.
Origin: Perhaps from obsolete jobbe, piece, alteration of Middle English gobbe, lump; see gob1.
Archaictr. & intr.v. jobbed jobbed, job·bing, jobs
Origin: Middle English jobben, of imitative origin.
Origin: Hebrew ’iyyôb; see אb in Semitic roots.
noun Abbr. Jb
Origin: After Job.
job - Business Definition
- Regular activities undertaken in return for compensation.
- A particular project that is in progress. For example, a painter drives to the job site each morning.
job - Computer Definition
job - Cultural Definition
In the Old Testament, a man whose faith was severely tested by Satan, with God's permission. Job was the most prosperous and happy of men, who faithfully praised God for God's goodness. In order to get him to curse God, Satan destroyed all that Job owned, killed his children, and struck Job himself with vile sores from head to foot. False friends of Job's suggested that he should abandon his beliefs (see Job's comforters). But even in absolute misery, Job would not curse God, saying instead, “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: blessed be the name of the Lord.” As a reward for his steadfast faith, God healed Job and “gave him twice as much as he had before.”
- Figuratively, any long-suffering person can be said to be “as patient as Job.”
job - Phrases/Idioms
on the job
- while working at one's job
- Slang attentive to one's task or duty
on the job