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Definition of job:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A situation or opportunity of work; as, he lost his job.
  4. A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.
  5. Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.
  6. The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the typical patient man.
  7. To buy and sell, as a broker; to purchase of importers or manufacturers for the purpose of selling to retailers; as, to job goods.
  8. To carry on the business of a jobber in merchandise or stocks.
  9. To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work.
  10. To do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots; to sublet ( work); as, to job a contract.
  11. To hire or let by the job or for a period of service; as, to job a carriage.
  12. To seek private gain under pretense of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.
  13. To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.
  14. To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.


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Usage examples:

  • I'm on one now-" " A job?"

    - "The Vertical City", Fannie Hurst.
  • The job was his.

    - "Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet", Harold Leland Goodwin.
  • Then it's not your job!

    - "Back To Billabong", Mary Grant Bruce.