Definitions of job:
- noun: a damaging piece of work
Example: "Dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"
- noun: the performance of a piece of work
Example: "She did an outstanding job as Ophelia"
- noun: the responsibility to do something
Example: "It is their job to print the truth"
- noun: a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
Example: "Estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars"
- noun: a workplace
Example: "As in the expression on the job"
- noun: an object worked on; a result produced by working
Example: "He held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"
- noun: a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
- noun: (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
- noun: any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
- noun: a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
- noun: a crime (especially a robbery)
Example: "The gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"
- noun: a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
Example: "It is always a job to contact him"
- noun: the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
- verb: work occasionally
Example: "As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"
- verb: profit privately from public office and official business
- verb: invest at a risk
- verb: arranged for contracted work to be done by others
- name: A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #13253)
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