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  1. [noun] the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
    Synonyms: occupation, business, line of work, line

  2. [noun] 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: task, chore

  3. [noun] the performance of a piece of work; "she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"; "he gave it up as a bad job"

  4. [noun] the responsibility to do something; "it is their job to print the truth"

  5. [noun] a workplace; as in the expression "on the job";

  6. [noun] 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. [noun] 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. [noun] a damaging piece of work; "dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"; "the barber did a real job on my hair"

  9. [noun] a crime (especially a robbery); "the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"
    Synonyms: caper

  10. [noun] a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
    Synonyms: Job

  11. [noun] any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
    Synonyms: Job

  12. [noun] (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit

  13. [noun] a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
    Synonyms: Job, Book of Job

  14. [verb] profit privately from public office and official business

  15. [verb] arranged for contracted work to be done by others
    Synonyms: subcontract, farm out

  16. [verb] work occasionally; "As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"

  17. [verb] 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


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