job


1job

noun \ˈjäb\

: the work that a person does regularly in order to earn money

: a duty, task, or function that someone or something has

: something that requires very great effort

Full Definition of JOB

1
a :  a piece of work; especially :  a small miscellaneous piece of work undertaken on order at a stated rate
b :  the object or material on which work is being done
c :  something produced by or as if by work <did a nice job>
d :  an example of a usually specified type :  item <the limousine was a long white job>
2
a :  something done for private advantage <the whole incident was a put-up job>
b :  a criminal enterprise; specifically :  robbery
c :  a damaging or destructive bit of work <did a job on him>
3
a (1) :  something that has to be done :  task (2) :  an undertaking requiring unusual exertion <it was a real job to talk over that noise>
b :  a specific duty, role, or function
c :  a regular remunerative position
d chiefly British :  state of affairs —usually used with bad or good <it was a good job you didn't hit the old man — E. L. Thomas>
4
:  plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes <a nose job>
on the job
:  at work

Examples of JOB

  1. He took a job as a waiter.
  2. She has a high-paying job on Wall Street.
  3. She's trying to get a job in New York.
  4. The new factory will create thousands of jobs.
  5. They offered him the job but he turned it down.
  6. The blood's job is to carry oxygen to the different parts of the body.
  7. Construction of the bridge turned out to be a bigger job than they had expected.
  8. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.

Origin of JOB

perhaps from obsolete English job lump
First Known Use: circa 1627

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

Rhymes with JOB

2job

verb
jobbedjob·bing

Definition of JOB

intransitive verb
1
:  to do odd or occasional pieces of work for hire
2
:  to carry on public business for private gain
3
:  to carry on the business of a middleman or wholesaler
transitive verb
1
:  to buy and sell (as stock) for profit :  speculate
2
:  to hire or let by the job or for a period of service
3
:  to get, deal with, or effect by jobbery
4
:  to do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots :  subcontract —often used with out
5
:  to penalize or deprive unfairly

First Known Use of JOB

1694

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

3job

adjective

Definition of JOB

1
British :  that is for hire for a given service or period
2
:  used in, engaged in, or done as job work <a job shop>
3
:  of or relating to a job or to employment <a guarantee of job security>

First Known Use of JOB

1710

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

Job

noun \ˈjōb\

Definition of JOB

1
:  the hero of the book of Job who endures afflictions with fortitude and faith
2
:  a narrative and poetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible table

Origin of JOB

Latin, from Greek Iōb, from Hebrew Iyyōbh
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Bible Terms

antediluvian, apocalyptic, apocrypha, behemoth

Rhymes with JOB

job

noun \ˈjäb\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of JOB

: plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes <an eye job>

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