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Meaning & Definition of Job in English

English

Job

/ʤɑb/

noun

1. The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

  • "He's not in my line of business"
    synonym:
  • occupation
  • ,
  • business
  • ,
  • job
  • ,
  • line of work
  • ,
  • line

2. 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 samples"
  • "The farmer's morning chores"
    synonym:
  • job
  • ,
  • task
  • ,
  • chore

3. A workplace

  • As in the expression "on the job"
    synonym:
  • job

4. An object worked on

  • A result produced by working
  • "He held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"
    synonym:
  • job

5. The responsibility to do something

  • "It is their job to print the truth"
    synonym:
  • job

6. The performance of a piece of work

  • "She did an outstanding job as ophelia"
  • "He gave it up as a bad job"
    synonym:
  • job

7. A damaging piece of work

  • "Dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"
  • "The barber did a real job on my hair"
    synonym:
  • job

8. 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"
    synonym:
  • problem
  • ,
  • job

9. A jewish hero in the old testament who maintained his faith in god in spite of afflictions that tested him

    synonym:
  • Job

10. Any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing

    synonym:
  • Job

11. (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit

    synonym:
  • job

12. A book in the old testament containing job's pleas to god about his afflictions and god's reply

    synonym:
  • Job
  • ,
  • Book of Job

13. A crime (especially a robbery)

  • "The gang pulled off a bank job in st. louis"
    synonym:
  • caper
  • ,
  • job

verb

1. Profit privately from public office and official business

    synonym:
  • job

2. Arranged for contracted work to be done by others

    synonym:
  • subcontract
  • ,
  • farm out
  • ,
  • job

3. Work occasionally

  • "As a student i jobbed during the semester breaks"
    synonym:
  • job

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • speculate
  • ,
  • job

Examples of using

She likes her job.
I didn't get the job.
She didn’t get the job.