1. the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
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
3. a workplace; as in the expression `on the 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
5. the responsibility to do something
- it is their job to print the truth
6. the performance of a piece of work
- she did an outstanding job as Ophelia
- he gave it up as a bad 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
8. a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
- it is always a job to contact him
Similar word(s): problem
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
11. (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
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
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
2. arranged for contracted work to be done by others
Similar word(s): subcontract
3. work occasionally
- As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks
4. invest at a risk
Similar word(s): speculate
Sentences with job as a verb:
- We wanted to sell a turnkey plant, but they jobbed out the contract to small firms.