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Definition of JOB

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Job \Job\ (j[o^]b), n. [Prov. E. job, gob, n., a small piece of wood, v., to stab, strike; cf. E. gob, gobbet; perh. influenced by E. chop to cut off, to mince. See {Gob}.] [1913 Webster]
     1. A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.
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     2. 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. [1913 Webster]

     3. 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. [1913 Webster]

     4. Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

     5. A situation or opportunity of work; as, he lost his job. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

     6. A task, or the execution of a task; as, Michelangelo did a great job on the David statue. [PJC]

     7. (Computers) A task or coordinated set of tasks for a multitasking computer, submitted for processing as a single unit, usually for execution in background. See {job control language}. [PJC]

     Note: Job is used adjectively to signify doing jobs, used for jobs, or let on hire to do jobs; as, job printer; job master; job horse; job wagon, etc. [1913 Webster]

     {By the job}, at a stipulated sum for the work, or for each piece of work done; -- distinguished from {time work}; as, the house was built by the job.

     {Job lot}, a quantity of goods, usually miscellaneous, sold out of the regular course of trade, at a certain price for the whole; as, these articles were included in a job lot.


     {Job master}, one who lest out horses and carriages for hire, as for family use. [Eng.]

     {Job printer}, one who does miscellaneous printing, esp. circulars, cards, billheads, etc.

     {Odd job}, miscellaneous work of a petty kind; occasional work, of various kinds, or for various people.

     {to do a job on}, to harm badly or destroy. [slang]

     {on the job}, alert; performing a responsibility well. [slang] [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Job \Job\, v. i.
     1. To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work. [1913 Webster]

              Authors of all work, to job for the season. --Moore. [1913 Webster]

     2. To seek private gain under pretense of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage. [1913 Webster]

              And judges job, and bishops bite the town. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     3. To carry on the business of a jobber in merchandise or stocks. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Job \Job\ (j[=o]b), n.
     The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the prototypical patient man. [1913 Webster]

     {Job's comforter}.
     (a) A false friend; a tactless or malicious person who, under pretense of sympathy, insinuates rebukes. (b) A boil. [Colloq.]

     {Job's news}, bad news. --Carlyle.

     {Job's tears} (Bot.), a kind of grass ({Coix Lacryma}), with hard, shining, pearly grains. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Job \Job\ (j[o^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jobbed} (j[o^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Jobbing}.] [1913 Webster]
     1. To strike or stab with a pointed instrument. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

     2. To thrust in, as a pointed instrument. --Moxon. [1913 Webster]

     3. To do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots; to sublet (work); as, to job a contract. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Com.) To buy and sell, as a broker; to purchase of importers or manufacturers for the purpose of selling to retailers; as, to job goods. [1913 Webster]

     5. To hire or let by the job or for a period of service; as, to job a carriage. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

181 Moby Thesaurus words for "job":
     accomplished fact, accomplishment, achievement, act, acta, action, adventure, affair, appointment, assignment, bamboozle, be in, befool, berth, billet, blow, burglary, business, busywork, calling, capacity, caper, carry, character, chare, charge, charter, chicane, chore, close out, commission, concern, concernment, connection, convert into cash, coup, cut under, deal in, dealings, deed, devoir, doing, doings, dump, duty, effect a sale, effort, employment, endeavor, engagement, enterprise, errand, exercise, exploit, fait accompli, farm, farm out, feat, filch, fish to fry, flimflam, fool, function, gest, gig, go, grab, gull, hand, handiwork, handle, heist, hire, hire out, hoax, homework, incumbency, interest, job of work, labor, lease, lease out, lease-back, lease-lend, lend-lease, let, let off, let out, lift, line, make a sale, make-work, maneuver, market, matter, matters in hand, measure, merchandise, mission, moonlighting, move, niche, occupation, odd job, office, opening, operation, overt act, part, passage, performance, piece of work, pigeon, pinch, place, position, post, posting, proceeding, production, profession, project, province, pursuit, racket, rent, rent out, res gestae, resell, retail, rip-off, robbery, role, sacrifice, second job, sell, sell off, sell on consignment, sell out, sell over, sell retail, sell short, sell up, sell wholesale, service, situation, slot, spot, station, steal, step, stint, stroke, stunt, sublease, sublet, task, tenure, theft, thing, thing done, things to do, tour de force, trade, trade in, traffic in, transaction, turn, turn into money, turn over, undercut, underlet, undersell, undertaking, unload, vacancy, victimize, vocation, wholesale, work, works


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