|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|
"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|
: "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"|
|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"
|7.||[ noun ] (sociology) the responsibility to do something|
"it is their job to print the truth"
|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"
|9.||[ verb ] profit privately from public office and official business|
|10.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 13253|
|11.||[ verb ] (work) arranged for contracted work to be done by others|
|Related terms:||hire subcontractor subcontract|
|12.||[ noun ] any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing|
|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|
|Related terms:||book Old_Testament Hagiographa|
|15.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||difficulty race_problem balance-of-payments_problem|
|16.||[ verb ] (work) work occasionally|
"As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"
|17.||[ verb ] (stock exchange) 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"
|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)|
"the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"