Pronunciation: jǒb
1.A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.
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.
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.
4.Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.
5.A situation or opportunity of work; as, he lost his job.
6.A task, or the execution of a task; as, Michelangelo did a great job on the David statue.
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.
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.
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.
on the job
alert; performing a responsibility well.
v. t.1.To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.
2.To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.
3.To do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots; to sublet (work); as, to job a contract.
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.
5.To hire or let by the job or for a period of service; as, to job a carriage.
v. i.1.To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work.
Authors of all work, to job for the season.
- Moore.
2.To seek private gain under pretense of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.
And judges job, and bishops bite the town.
- Pope.
3.To carry on the business of a jobber in merchandise or stocks.
n.1.The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the prototypical patient man.
Job's comforter
a - A false friend; a tactless or malicious person who, under pretense of sympathy, insinuates rebukes.
b - A boil
Job's news
bad news.
Job's tears
(Bot.) a kind of grass (Coix Lacryma), with hard, shining, pearly grains.
- Carlyle.
Noun1.Jobjob - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
2.job - 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"
Synonyms: chore, task
3.job - the performance of a piece of work; "she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"; "he gave it up as a bad job"
4.job - the responsibility to do something; "it is their job to print the truth"
5.job - a workplace; as in the expression "on the job";
6.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"
7.Jobjob - 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"
Synonyms: problem
8.job - a damaging piece of work; "dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"; "the barber did a real job on my hair"
9.job - a crime (especially a robbery); "the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"
Synonyms: caper
10.Job - a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
11.Job - any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
12.job - (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
13.Job - a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
Synonyms: Book of Job
Verb1.job - profit privately from public office and official business
2.job - arranged for contracted work to be done by others
3.job - work occasionally; "As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"
4.job - 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"
Synonyms: speculate

JOB. By this term is understood among workmen, the whole of a thing which is to be done. In this sense it is employed in the Civil Code of Louisiana, art. 2727; "to build by plot, or to work by the job," says that article, "is to undertake a building for a certain stipulated price." See Durant. du Contr. de Louage, liv. 8, t. 8, n. 248, 263; Poth. Contr. de Louage, n. 392, 394 and Deviation.

(operating system)job - All the activities involved in completing any project on a computer from start to finish. A job may involve several processes and several programs.

This term is rather old fashioned and harks back to the days of batch processing where a user would submit his job as a deck of punched cards which would typically include source code interspersed with job control language instructions to guide the various phases of the job such as compilation, linking, execution and printing.
To dream that you are looking for a job, signifies your luck in finding a great job or advancement in your present job. To dream about your current job, signifies that you are overworked or over-involved in your job.accomplished fact, accomplishment, achievement, act, acta, action, adventure, affair, appointment, bamboozle, be in, befool, berth, billet, blow, burglary, busywork, capacity, caper, carry, character, chare, charge, charter, chicane, close out, commission, concern, concernment, connection, convert into cash, coup, cut under, deal in, dealings, deed, devoir, doing, doings, dump, effect a sale, effort, 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, 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, odd job, office, opening, operation, overt act, part, passage, performance, piece of work, pigeon, pinch, place, posting, proceeding, production, 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, slot, spot, station, steal, step, stroke, stunt, sublease, sublet, task, tenure, theft, thing, thing done, things to do, tour de force, trade in, traffic in, transaction, turn, turn into money, turn over, undercut, underlet, undersell, unload, vacancy, victimize, vocation, wholesale, works
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-- Job --
job action
job application
job candidate
job control
job control language
job description
Job Entry System
job interview
job lot
Job master
Job printer
job security
Job's comforter
Job's news
Job's tears
job-control language
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