1. [ noun ] the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
Synonyms: business occupation line line_of_work

"he's not in my line of business"

Related terms: activity trade career position sport profession game accountancy metier treadmill photography appointment farming catering absorb
2. [ noun ] (work) the occupation for which you are paid
Synonyms: work employment

"he is looking for employment" "a lot of people are out of work"

Related terms: occupation service services position engagement seafaring coaching public_service appointment piecework telecommuting treadmill workload paper_route work
3. [ noun ] a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
Synonyms: task chore

: "the job of repairing the engine took several hours" "the endless task of classifying the samples" "the farmer's morning chores"

Related terms: duty disagreeable_task stint ball-breaker school_assignment task
4. [ noun ] (work) a workplace; as in the expression "on the job"
Related terms: workplace
5. [ noun ] the performance of a piece of work

"she did an outstanding job as Ophelia" "he gave it up as a bad job"

Related terms: work operation
6. [ noun ] an object worked on; a result produced by working

"he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"

Related terms: product
7. [ noun ] (sociology) the responsibility to do something

"it is their job to print the truth"

Related terms: duty
8. [ noun ] a damaging piece of work

: "dry rot did the job of destroying the barn" "the barber did a real job on my hair"

Related terms: work
9. [ verb ] profit privately from public office and official business
Related terms: cheat
10. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 13253
11. [ verb ] (work) arranged for contracted work to be done by others
Synonyms: farm_out subcontract
Related terms: hire subcontractor subcontract
12. [ noun ] any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
Related terms: unfortunate
13. [ noun ] (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
Related terms: application computer_science
14. [ noun ] (Old Testament,fine art,writing) a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
Synonyms: book_of_job
Related terms: book Old_Testament Hagiographa
15. [ noun ] a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
Synonyms: problem

"she and her husband are having problems" "it is always a job to contact him" "urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog"

Related terms: difficulty race_problem balance-of-payments_problem
16. [ verb ] (work) work occasionally

"As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"

Related terms: work
17. [ verb ] (stock exchange) invest at a risk
Synonyms: speculate

"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"

Related terms: invest bull speculation
18. [ noun ] (Old Testament,Judaism) a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
Related terms: Jew hero
19. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) a crime (especially a robbery)
Synonyms: caper

"the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"

Related terms: robbery
Similar spelling:   Jobe