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Noun: job  jób
  1. What someone normally does to earn money; a person's profession, work, or trade
    - occupation, business, 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";
    - task, chore
  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";
    - problem, prob [informal]
  9. A crime (especially a robbery)
    "the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis";
    - caper [informal]
  10. (computing) a process or instance of execution of a program
    - task
  11. (computing) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
Verb: job (jobbed,jobbing)  jób
  1. Arranged for contracted work to be done by others
    - subcontract, farm out
  2. Work occasionally
    "As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"
  3. 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 jobbing";
    - speculate
  4. [archaic] Profit privately from public office and official business
Noun: Job  jowb
  1. A book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
    - Book of Job
  2. Any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
  3. A Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him

Derived forms: Jobs, jobbed, jobbing, jobs

Type of: activity, app, application, application program, applications programme, book, cheat, chisel [informal], commit, difficultness, difficulty, do work, duty, employ, engage, fix [informal], hero, hire, hole [informal], invest, jam [informal], kettle of fish [informal], mess [informal], muddle [informal], obligation, pickle [informal], place, product, production, put, responsibility, robbery, unfortunate, unfortunate person, work, workplace

Part of: Hagiographa, Ketubim, Ketuvim, Old Testament, Writings

Encyclopedia: Job, Puy-de-Dôme