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Definition 1: the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money - [noun denoting act]

Samples where job or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he's not in my line of business

Synonyms for job in the sense of this definition

(job is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of job ) the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies

(... is a kind of job ) the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business

(... is a kind of job ) an occupation for which you are especially well suited

"in law he found his true metier"

(... is a kind of job ) an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)

(... is a kind of job ) the skilled practice of a practical occupation

"he learned his trade as an apprentice"

(... is a kind of job ) a job involving drudgery and confinement

(... is a kind of job ) a job in an organization

"he occupied a post in the treasury"

(... is a kind of job ) the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed

"he applied for an appointment in the treasury"

(... is a kind of job ) the occupation for which you are paid

"he is looking for employment" "a lot of people are out of work"

(... is a kind of job ) the particular occupation for which you are trained

(... is a kind of job ) your occupation or line of work

"he's in the plumbing game" "she's in show biz"

(... is a kind of job ) agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life

"farming is a strenuous life" "there's no work on the land any more"

(... is a kind of job ) the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

(... is a kind of job ) the occupation and skills of a confectioner

(... is a kind of job ) providing food and services

Definition 2: a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee - [noun denoting act]

Samples where job or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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
  • the endless task of classifying the samples
  • the farmer's morning chores

Synonyms for job in the sense of this definition

(job is a kind of ...) work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons

"the duties of the job"

(... is a kind of job ) a job or situation that is demanding and arduous and punishing

"Vietnam was a ball-breaker"

(... is a kind of job ) an individual's prescribed share of work

"her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her"

(... is a kind of job ) trivial, unrewarding, tedious, dirty, and disagreeable chores

"the hospital hired him to do scut work"

Definition 3: a crime (especially a robbery) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where job or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for job in the sense of this definition

(job is a kind of ...) larceny by threat of violence

Definition 4: a damaging piece of work - [noun denoting act]

Samples where job or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dry rot did the job of destroying the barn
  • the barber did a real job on my hair

(job is a kind of ...) activity directed toward making or doing something

"she checked several points needing further work"

Definition 5: the responsibility to do something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where job or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is their job to print the truth

(job is a kind of ...) the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

"we must instill a sense of duty in our children" "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"

Definition 6: the performance of a piece of work - [noun denoting act]

Samples where job or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she did an outstanding job as Ophelia
  • he gave it up as a bad job

(job is a kind of ...) activity directed toward making or doing something

"she checked several points needing further work"

Definition 7: a workplace; as in the expression `on the job' - [noun denoting artifact]

(job is a kind of ...) a place where work is done

"he arrived at work early today"

Definition 8: an object worked on; a result produced by working - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where job or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right

(job is a kind of ...) an artifact that has been created by someone or some process

"they improve their product every year" "they export most of their agricultural production"

Definition 9: a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for job in the sense of this definition

(job is an instance of ...) a major division of a long written composition

"the book of Isaiah"

(... is part of job) the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible

(... is part of job) the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures

Definition 10: (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit - [noun denoting communication]

(job is a kind of ...) a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task

"he has tried several different word processing applications"

(job belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 11: a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him - [noun denoting person]

(job is an instance of ...) a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength

"RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain"

Definition 12: any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing - [noun denoting person]

(job is a kind of ...) a person who suffers misfortune

Definition 13: a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved - [noun denoting state]

Samples where job or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she and her husband are having problems
  • it is always a job to contact him
  • urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog

Synonyms for job in the sense of this definition

(job is a kind of ...) a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome

"grappling with financial difficulties"

(... is a kind of job ) a social and political problem caused by conflict between races occupying the same or adjacent regions

(... is a kind of job ) an economic problem caused by payments for imports being greater than receipts for exports

Definition 14: invest at a risk - [verb of possession]

Samples where job or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating

Synonyms for job in the sense of this definition

(job is a kind of ...) make an investment

"Put money into bonds"

(... is a kind of job ) try to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying

Samples where job or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks

(job is a kind of ...) be employed

"Is your husband working again?" "My wife never worked" "Do you want to work after the age of 60?" "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money" "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"

(job is a kind of ...) engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud

"Who's chiseling on the side?"

Synonyms for job in the sense of this definition

(job is a kind of ...) engage or hire for work

"They hired two new secretaries in the department" "How many people has she employed?"

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