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Meaning of JOB

Pronunciation:  jâb, jowb

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a damaging piece of work; "dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"; "the barber did a real job on my hair"
  2. [n]  the performance of a piece of work; "she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"; "he gave it up as a bad job"
  3. [n]  the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
  4. [n]  the responsibility to do something; "it is their job to print the truth"
  5. [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 samples"; "the farmer's morning chores"
  6. [n]  a crime (especially a robbery); "the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"
  7. [n]  a workplace; as in the expression"on the job"
  8. [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"
  9. [n]  a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
  10. [n]  (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
  11. [n]  any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
  12. [n]  a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
  13. [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"
  14. [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"
  15. [v]  work occasionally
  16. [v]  let out under a subcontract
  17. [v]  profit privately from public office

JOB is a 3 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: business, caper, chore, farm out, line, line of work, occupation, problem, speculate, subcontract, task
 See Also: accountancy, accounting, activity, application, application program, applications programme, appointment, balance-of-payments problem, berth, biz, book, bull, calling, career, catering, cheat, chisel, commit, craft, difficulty, disagreeable chore, disagreeable task, do work, duty, employ, employment, engage, farming, game, hero, hire, invest, land, medium, metier, obligation, office, Old Testament, photography, place, place, position, post, product, production, profession, put, race problem, responsibility, robbery, salt mine, situation, sport, spot, stint, trade, treadmill, unfortunate, unfortunate person, vocation, work, work, work, workplace



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Job\, 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}.]
    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. [Colloq.]
    5. A situation or opportunity of work; as, he lost his job.
    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.
    {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.
  2. \Job\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jobbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To strike or stab with a pointed instrument. --L'Estrange.
    2. To thrust in, as a pointed instrument. --Moxon.
    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. --Thackeray.
  3. \Job\, 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
  4. \Job\, n.
    The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the
    typical patient man.
    {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.
Computing Dictionary

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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are looking for a job, suggests that you are unfulfilled and feeling frustrated in your current phase of your life. Dreaming about your current job, represents your satisfaction and contentment in the way things are going in your life. It may also mean that there is something or some task that must be done at once.
Easton Bible Dictionary

persecuted, an Arabian patriarch who resided in the land of Uz (q.v.). While living in the midst of great prosperity, he was suddenly overwhelmed by a series of sore trials that fell upon him. Amid all his sufferings he maintained his integrity. Once more God visited him with the rich tokens of his goodness and even greater prosperity than he had enjoyed before. He survived the period of trial for one hundred and forty years, and died in a good old age, an example to succeeding generations of integrity (Ezek. 14:14, 20) and of submissive patience under the sorest calamities (James 5:11). His history, so far as it is known, is recorded in his book.

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