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job

job - Dictionary definition and meaning for word job

Definition
(noun) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
Example Sentence
  • he's not in my line of business

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(noun) a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
Synonyms : chore , task
Example Sentence
  • 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 samples
  • the farmer's morning chores

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(noun) a workplace; as in the expression
Example Sentence
  • on the job

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(noun) an object worked on; a result produced by working
Example Sentence
  • he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right

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(noun) the responsibility to do something
Example Sentence
  • it is their job to print the truth

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(noun) the performance of a piece of work
Example Sentence
  • she did an outstanding job as Ophelia
  • he gave it up as a bad job

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(noun) a damaging piece of work
Example Sentence
  • dry rot did the job of destroying the barn
  • the barber did a real job on my hair

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(noun) a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
Synonyms : problem
Example Sentence
  • she and her husband are having problems
  • it is always a job to contact him
  • urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog

Definition
(noun) a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
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(noun) any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
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(noun) (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
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(noun) a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
Synonyms : book of job

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(noun) a crime (especially a robbery)
Synonyms : caper
Example Sentence
  • the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis

Definition
(verb) profit privately from public office and official business
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(verb) arranged for contracted work to be done by others
Synonyms : farm out , subcontract

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(verb) work occasionally
Example Sentence
  • As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks

Definition
(verb) invest at a risk
Synonyms : speculate
Example Sentence
  • 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

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