Job definitions

jŏb
Hired or done by the job.
adjective
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A specific piece of work, as in one's trade, or done by agreement for pay.
noun
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Anything one has to do; task; chore; duty.
noun
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A man who endured much suffering but did not lose his faith in God.
noun
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The book telling of him.
noun
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The thing or material being worked on.
noun
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A position of employment; situation; work.
noun
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A criminal act or deed, as a theft, etc.
noun
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Any happening, affair, matter, object, etc.
noun
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Cosmetic surgery performed on a (specified) body part.

A nose job, boob job.

noun
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A thing done supposedly in the public interest but actually for private gain.
noun
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noun
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To do odd jobs.
verb
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To act as a jobber or broker.
verb
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To do public or official business dishonestly for private gain.
verb
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To buy and sell (goods) as wholesaler; handle as middleman.
verb
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In the Bible, an upright man whose faith in God survived the test of repeated calamities.
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To let or sublet (work, contracts, etc.)
verb
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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.

noun
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To hire or let for hire, as a horse or carriage.
verb
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A program application that may consist of several steps but is performed as a single logical unit.
noun
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To deceive; trick; cheat.
verb
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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.

noun
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To transact (public business) dishonestly for private gain.
verb
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A criminal act, especially a robbery.

A bank job.

noun
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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.

noun
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A jab.
noun
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To jab or make a jab.
verb
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To work at odd jobs.
verb
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To work by the piece.
verb
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To act as a jobber.
verb
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To purchase (merchandise) from manufacturers and sell it to retailers.
verb
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To arrange for (contracted work) to be done in portions by others; subcontract.
verb
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To transact (official business) dishonestly for private profit.
verb
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A job is a specific illegal task.

An example of a job is a bank robbery.

noun
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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.

noun
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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.

noun
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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.

noun
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A task.

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

noun
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Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.
noun
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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.

noun
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A thing (often used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall).
noun
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(in noun compounds) Plastic surgery.

He had had a nose job.

noun
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(biblical) A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
pronoun
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(computing) A task, or series of tasks, carried out in batch mode (especially on a mainframe computer).
noun
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A male given name.
pronoun
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A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.
noun
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An Old Testament and qur'anic character.
pronoun
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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.
noun
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(intransitive) To do odd jobs or occasional work for hire.
verb
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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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(intransitive) To work as a jobber.
verb
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(intransitive, professional wrestling slang) To take the loss.
verb
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(trading) To buy and sell for profit, as securities; to speculate in.
verb
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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.

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

verb
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To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.

verb
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To hire or let in periods of service.

To job a carriage.

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Origin of job

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