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Definitions of job

  1. To buy and sell as a broker; to do job-work or jobbing; to hire or let; to act in the public service for one's own ends. To do the job for one, to kill him. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To buy, sell, work, etc., by the job. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To strike or stab with a pointed instrument. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To thrust in, as a pointed instrument. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots; to sublet (work); as, to job a contract. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To buy and sell, as a broker; to purchase of importers or manufacturers for the purpose of selling to retailers; as, to job goods. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To hire or let by the job or for a period of service; as, to job a carriage. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To let out for hire; buy up (goods) and retail (them). The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To strike or stab suddenly:-pr.p. jobbing; pa.p. jobbed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To carry on the business of a jobber in merchandise or stocks. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Buy and sell, as a stockbroker; do an occasional piece of work for wages. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To work at jobs; buy and sell, as a broker. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To let out, as work for execution, or horses for hire; to hire; to buy up and retail. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To strike or stab with a sharp instrument. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To buy and sell, as a broker; to work at chance employment; to hire out or let, as horses. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a damaging piece of work; "dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"; "the barber did a real job on my hair" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. the performance of a piece of work; "she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"; "he gave it up as a bad job" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. the responsibility to do something; "it is their job to print the truth" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. an object worked on; a result produced by working; "he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. a workplace; as in the expression "on the job"; Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. work occasionally; "As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. arranged for contracted work to be done by others Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. profit privately from public office and official business Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. A sudden thrust or stab; a jab. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A piece of chance or occasional work; any definite work undertaken in gross for a fixed price; as, he did the job for a thousand dollars. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A public transaction done for private profit; something performed ostensibly as a part of official duty, but really for private gain; a corrupt official business. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. A situation or opportunity of work; as, he lost his job. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the typical patient man. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. A piece of work, especially of an occasional kind; colloquially, a position; any event or circumstance; as, it is a bad job. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. A sudden stroke or stab with a pointed instrument like a beak. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. Any piece of work, esp. of a trifling or temporary nature: any undertaking with a view to profit: a mean transaction, in which private gain is sought under pretence of public service. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  39. A piece of work. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  40. A piece of work done as a whole. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. A corrupt money making scheme. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. A piece of work, specially of a temporary nature; anything to be done, whether of more or less importance; an undertaking professedly for the public good, but really for one's own. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. A sudden stab with a pointed instrument. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. A certain amount of work; a piece of work undertaken at a stated price; a disreputable transaction or undertaking for profit, effected by one secretly, under the guise of public zeal, or under the shadow of official power. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for job

  1. " No. This is my job – The Legion of Lazarus by Edmond Hamilton
  2. I'm on one now-" " A job – The Vertical City by Fannie Hurst
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