(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): business, line, occupation

Definition categories: act, activity

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

Similar word(s): chore, task

Definition categories: act, duty

3. a workplace; as in the expression `on the job'

Definition categories: man–made, work, workplace

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

Definition categories: man–made, product, production

5. the responsibility to do something

- it is their job to print the truth

Definition categories: act, duty, obligation, responsibility

6. the performance of a piece of work

- she did an outstanding job as Ophelia

- he gave it up as a bad job

Definition categories: act, work

7. a damaging piece of work

- dry rot did the job of destroying the barn

- the barber did a real job on my hair

Definition categories: act, work

8. a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved

- it is always a job to contact him

Similar word(s): problem

Definition categories: state, difficulty

9. a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him

Definition categories: person

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

Definition categories: person, unfortunate

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

Definition categories: communication, application

12. a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply

Definition categories: communication

13. a crime (especially a robbery)

- the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis

Similar word(s): caper

Definition categories: act, robbery

Sentences with job as a noun:

- I've got a job for you - could you wash the dishes?

- That surgeon has a great job.

- He's been out of a job since being made redundant in January.

- He had had a nose job.


1. profit privately from public office and official business

Definition categories: social, cheat, chisel

2. arranged for contracted work to be done by others

Similar word(s): subcontract

Definition categories: social, employ, engage, hire

3. work occasionally

- As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks

Definition categories: social, work

4. invest at a risk

Similar word(s): speculate

Definition categories: possession, commit, invest, place, put

Sentences with job as a verb:

- We wanted to sell a turnkey plant, but they jobbed out the contract to small firms.