Job meaning

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(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.

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(computers) A program application that may consist of several steps but is performed as a single logical unit.
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To jab or make a jab.
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A jab.
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(slang) To deceive; trick; cheat.
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The thing or material being worked on.
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(informal) A criminal act, especially a robbery.

A bank job.

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To buy and sell (goods) as wholesaler; handle as middleman.
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To let or sublet (work, contracts, etc.)
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To hire or let for hire, as a horse or carriage.
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(chiefly brit.) To transact (public business) dishonestly for private gain.
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(person, proper) A man who endured much suffering but did not lose his faith in God.
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(proper) The book telling of him.
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A unit of work running in the computer. A job may be a single program or a group of programs that work together. Jobs can be batch programs scheduled to run at a specific time or programs that interact with users and stay in the computer all day. See also job descriptions.
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A task.

I've got a job for you - could you wash the dishes?

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An operation done to improve one's appearance, or the result of such an operation. Often used in combination.

A face job.

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(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.

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To work at odd jobs.
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To work by the piece.
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To act as a jobber.
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To purchase (merchandise) from manufacturers and sell it to retailers.
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To arrange for (contracted work) to be done in portions by others; subcontract.
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To transact (official business) dishonestly for private profit.
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In the Bible, an upright man whose faith in God survived the test of repeated calamities.
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A specific piece of work, as in one's trade, or done by agreement for pay.
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Anything one has to do; task; chore; duty.
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A position of employment; situation; work.
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(informal) A criminal act or deed, as a theft, etc.
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(informal) Any happening, affair, matter, object, etc.
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(slang) Cosmetic surgery performed on a (specified) body part.

A nose job, boob job.

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(chiefly brit.) A thing done supposedly in the public interest but actually for private gain.
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Hired or done by the job.
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To do odd jobs.
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To act as a jobber or broker.
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(chiefly brit.) To do public or official business dishonestly for private gain.
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A job is a specific illegal task.

An example of a job is a bank robbery.

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The definition of a job is the work you do to earn money.

An example of a job is working at a gas station.

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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.

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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.

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An economic role for which a person is paid.

That surgeon has a great job.

He's been out of a job since being made redundant in January.

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(in noun compounds) Plastic surgery.

He had had a nose job.

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(computing) A task, or series of tasks, carried out in batch mode (especially on a mainframe computer).
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A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.
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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.
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Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.
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A thing (often used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall).
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(intransitive) To do odd jobs or occasional work for hire.
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(intransitive) To work as a jobber.
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(intransitive, professional wrestling slang) To take the loss.
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(trading) To buy and sell for profit, as securities; to speculate in.
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(often with out) To subcontract a project or delivery in small portions to a number of contractors.

We wanted to sell a turnkey plant, but they jobbed out the contract to small firms.

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(intransitive) To seek private gain under pretence of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.
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To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.

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To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.

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To hire or let in periods of service.

To job a carriage.

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(biblical) A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
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A male given name.
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An Old Testament and qur'anic character.
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do a job on
  • To damage, harm, or worsen:
    The stylist did a real job on my hair.
  • To defecate on.
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on the job
  • Paying close attention; on the alert.
  • At work; at one's place of business:
    Employees are not allowed to smoke while on the job.
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odd jobs
  • miscellaneous tasks or pieces of work
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on the job
  • (while) working at one's job
  • attentive to one's task or duty
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of job

  • Perhaps from obsolete jobbe piece alteration of Middle English gobbe lump gob1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English jobben of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Hebrew ’iyyôb ℵb in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • After Job

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the phrase jobbe of work "piece of work", from Middle English jobbe (“piece, article”). Of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to Middle English gobbe "lump, mouthful", Middle English jobben (“to jab, thrust, peck”), or Middle English choppe (“piece, bargain”). More at gob, jab, chop

    From Wiktionary

  • Hebrew אִיּוֹב (iyobh, “hated”), from אָיַב (ayyabh, “he was hostile to”).

    From Wiktionary