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Dictionary definition for: Job

1. (v) profit privately from public office and official business

2. (n) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he''s not in my line of business"

3. (v) arranged for contracted work to be done by others

4. (n) 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

5. (n) the performance of a piece of work; "she did an outstanding job as Ophelia" "he gave it up as a bad job"

6. (v) work occasionally; "As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"

7. (v) 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"

8. (n) the responsibility to do something; "it is their job to print the truth"

9. (n) a workplace; as in the expression "on the job"

10. (n) an object worked on; a result produced by working; "he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"

11. (n) 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"

12. (n) a damaging piece of work; "dry rot did the job of destroying the barn" "the barber did a real job on my hair"

13. (n) a crime (especially a robbery) "the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"

14. (n) a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him

15. (n) any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing

16. (n) (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit

17. (n) a book in the Old Testament containing Job''s pleas to God about his afflictions and God''s reply

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