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  Definition of job
  1. a damaging piece of work; "dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"; "the barber did a real job on my hair"
  2. the performance of a piece of work; "she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"; "he gave it up as a bad job"
  3. the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he''s not in my line of business"
  4. the responsibility to do something; "it is their job to print the truth"
  5. a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee; "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"; "the endless task of classifying the sampl
  6. a crime (especially a robbery); "the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"
  7. a workplace; as in the expression "on the job";
  8. an object worked on; a result produced by working; "he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"
  9. a book in the Old Testament containing Job''s pleas to God about his afflictions and God''s reply
  10. (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
  11. any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
  12. a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
  13. a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved; "she and her husband are having problems"; "it is always a job to contact him"; "urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog"
  14. 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"
  15. work occasionally; "As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"
  16. arranged for contracted work to be done by others
  17. profit privately from public office and official business
Similar Words: occupation, business, line of work, line, task, chore, caper, Job, Book of Job, problem, speculate, subcontract, farm out

 

Hyponyms: sport, farming, land, game, biz, career, calling, vocation, employment, work, appointment, position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation, treadmill, salt mine, trade, craft, profession, metier, medium, accountancy, accounting, photography, catering, ball-buster, ball-breaker, disagreeable task, disagreeable chore, stint, race problem, balance-of-payments problem, bull

 

Part Meronyms: Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings, Old Testament

 

Derivational Morphology: subcontract, farm out, absorb, engross, engage, occupy, task, speculation, venture, speculator, plunger, chore, subcontractor

 

Language Translations:
Catalan: treball   Dutch: werk  
Finnish: työ   French: travail  
German: Arbeit   Icelandic: vinna  
Italian: lavoro   Latin: negotium  
Polish: zawód   Spanish: trabajo  
Welsh: swydd  
 
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