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    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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a workplace; as in the expression
    Example Sentence
    • on the job
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) the responsibility to do something
    Example Sentence
    • it is their job to print the truth
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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 Definition
    (noun) any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing Definition
    (noun) (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit Definition
    (noun) a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
    Synonyms : book of job
    Definition
    (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 Definition
    (verb) arranged for contracted work to be done by others
    Synonyms : farm out , subcontract
    Definition
    (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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