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job

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1 an assignment at which one regularly works for pay
  • a high-paying job as a banker
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2 a piece of work that needs to be done regularly
  • Taking the trash out is one of my jobs.
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3 a specific task with which a person or group is charged
  • Your job on this committee is to review the curriculum and suggest changes.
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4 the action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists
  • A coffeemaker's job is to make coffee, and this overpriced machine doesn't do it very well.
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5 a dull, unpleasant, or difficult piece of work
  • Boy, doing all that filing was a real job!
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task, duty, job, chore, stint, assignment mean a piece of work to be done. task implies work imposed by a person in authority or an employer or by circumstance.
    • charged with a variety of tasks
duty implies an obligation to perform or responsibility for performance.
    • the duties of a lifeguard
job applies to a piece of work voluntarily performed; it may sometimes suggest difficulty or importance.
    • the job of turning the company around
chore implies a minor routine activity necessary for maintaining a household or farm.
    • every child was assigned chores
stint implies a carefully allotted or measured quantity of assigned work or service.
    • a 2-month stint as a reporter
assignment implies a definite limited task assigned by one in authority.
    • a reporter's assignment

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