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Job Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a damaging piece of work; "dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"; "the barber did a real job on my hair"
  • the performance of a piece of work; "she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"; "he gave it up as a bad job"
  • the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he''s not in my line of business"
  • the responsibility to do something; "it is their job to print the truth"
  • 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"; "the endless task of classifying the sampl
  • a crime (especially a robbery); "the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"
  • a workplace; as in the expression "on the job";
  • an object worked on; a result produced by working; "he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"
  • a book in the Old Testament containing Job''s pleas to God about his afflictions and God''s reply
  • (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
  • any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
  • a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
  • a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved; "she and her husband are having problems"; "it is always a job to contact him"; "urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog"
  • 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 speculating"
  • work occasionally; "As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"
  • arranged for contracted work to be done by others
  • profit privately from public office and official business

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business" ,
  • 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"; "the endless task of classifying the samples"; "the farmer's morning chores" ,
  • the performance of a piece of work; "she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"; "he gave it up as a bad job" ,
  • the responsibility to do something; "it is their job to print the truth" ,
  • a workplace; as in the expression "on the job"; ,
  • an object worked on; a result produced by working; "he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right" ,
  • a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved; "she and her husband are having problems"; "it is always a job to contact him"; "urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog" ,
  • a damaging piece of work; "dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"; "the barber did a real job on my hair" ,
  • a crime (especially a robbery); "the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis" , 10. a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him , 1
  • any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing , 1
  • (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit , 1
  • a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply

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Job Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A job can mean "some work that has to be done", for example: there are jobs to be done in the house: washing up, mending things that are broken, etc.

A job can also mean: work that a person does to earn money. The word "job" may be used when a person works for someone else "an employer" who pays them for the work. For example, a teacher's job is to teach children or adults. A taxi driver's job is to drive people in a taxi. A firefighter rescues people from burning buildings and puts out fires. A dermatologist's job is to diagnose and treat skin diseases.

The International Labour Organization was established to make people's job conditions better. It became an organization of the United Nations in 1946.



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Meaning of the Name 'Job'


  • Meaning: Persecuted
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Gender: Male


'Job' example sentence in quotations


* All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else. - H.L. Mencken

* The hardest job for a politician today is to have the courage to be a moderate. It's easy to take an extreme position. - Hubert Humphrey

* They call upon us to supply American boys to do the job that Asian boys should do. - Lyndon B. Johnson


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Job Sample Sentences in News


  • Job ads falling off except in Auckland
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