HyperDic: job

English > 17 senses of the word job / Job:
NOUNactjob, occupation, business, line of work, linethe principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
actjob, task, chorea specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
artifactjoba workplace
artifactjoban object worked on
actjobthe responsibility to do something
actjobthe performance of a piece of work
actjoba damaging piece of work
statejob, problema state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
person Joba Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
person Jobany long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
communicationjob(computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
communicationJob, Book of Joba book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
actjob, capera crime (especially a robbery)
VERBsocialjobprofit privately from public office and official business
socialjob, subcontract, farm outarranged for contracted work to be done by others
socialjobwork occasionally
possessionjob, speculateinvest at a risk
job / Job > pronunciation
Soundsjhaa'b; jhow'b
Rhymesblob ... throb: 23 rhymes with aab...
anaerobe ... wardrobe: 13 rhymes with owb...
English > job: 17 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe principal activity in your life that you do to earn money.
Synonymsoccupation, business, line of work, line
Narroweraccountancy, accountingThe occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business
appointmentThe job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed
career, calling, vocationThe particular occupation for which you are trained
cateringProviding food and services
confectioneryThe occupation and skills of a confectioner
employment, workThe occupation for which you are paid
farming, landAgriculture considered as an occupation or way of life
game, bizYour occupation or line of work
metier, mediumAn occupation for which you are especially well suited
photographyThe occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies
position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situationA job in an organization
professionAn occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
sportThe occupation of athletes who compete for pay
trade, craftThe skilled practice of a practical occupation
treadmill, salt mineA job involving drudgery and confinement
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishempleo, empresa, ocupación, profesión, trabajo
Catalannegoci, ocupació, treball
Adjectiveson-the-jobrelating to or associated with a job or employment
English > job: 17 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee.
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymstask, chore
Narrowerball-buster, ball-breakerA job or situation that is demanding and arduous / arduous / arduous and punishing
scut work, shitworkTrivial, unrewarding, tedious, dirty, and disagreeable chores
stintAn individual's prescribed share of work
BroaderdutyWork that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
Spanishcometido, faena, labor, mandado, quehacer, tarea, trabajo
Catalanfeina, quefer, tasca, treball
Verbsjobwork occasionally
jobarranged for contracted work to be done by others
English > job: 17 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA workplace; as in the expression "on the job".
Broaderworkplace, workA place where work is done
Spanishcurro, trabajo
Verbsjobwork occasionally
jobarranged for contracted work to be done by others
English > job: 17 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningAn object worked on; a result produced by working.
Example"he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"
Broaderproduct, productionAn artifact that has been created by someone or some process
Verbsjobwork occasionally
jobarranged for contracted work to be done by others
English > job: 17 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe responsibility to do something.
Example"it is their job to print the truth"
Broaderduty, responsibility, obligationThe social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
Spanishcargo, deber, tarea, trabajo
Catalandeure, feina, tasca
English > job: 17 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe performance of a piece of work.
Examples
  • "she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"
  • "he gave it up as a bad job"
BroaderworkActivity directed toward making or doing something
Spanishdestajo, trabajo
Verbsjobwork occasionally
jobarranged for contracted work to be done by others
English > job: 17 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningA damaging piece of work.
Examples
  • "dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"
  • "the barber did a real job on my hair"
BroaderworkActivity directed toward making or doing something
Catalanfaena
English > job: 17 senses > noun 8, state
MeaningA state of difficulty that needs to be resolved.
Example "it is always a job to contact him"
Synonymproblem
Narrowerbalance-of-payments problemAn economic problem caused by payments for imports being greater than receipts for exports
race problemA social and political problem caused by conflict between races occupying the same or adjacent regions
BroaderdifficultyA condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
Spanishdificultad, problema
Catalandificultat, problema
English > Job: 17 senses > noun 9, person
MeaningA Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him.
Instance ofheroA man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
SpanishJob
CatalanJob
English > Job: 17 senses > noun 10, person
MeaningAny long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing.
Broaderunfortunate, unfortunate personA person who suffers misfortune
English > job: 17 senses > noun 11, communication
Meaning(computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit.
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Broaderapplication, application program, applications programmeA program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task
Spanishtarea
Catalantasca
English > Job: 17 senses > noun 12, communication
MeaningA book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply.
SynonymBook of Job
Instance ofbookA major division of a long written composition
Part ofHagiographa, Ketubim, WritingsThe third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
Old TestamentThe collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people
SpanishJob
CatalanJob
English > job: 17 senses > noun 13, act
MeaningA crime (especially a robbery).
Example"the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"
Synonymcaper
Broaderrobberylarceny by threat / threat of violence
Spanishdelito común, trabajito
English > job: 17 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningProfit privately from public office and official business.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broadercheat, chiselEngage in deceitful behavior
Spanishchupar del bote
English > job: 17 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningArranged for contracted work to be done by others.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymssubcontract, farm out
Broaderhire, engage, employEngage or hire for work
Spanishsubcontratar
Nounsjoba specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
jobthe performance of a piece of work
joba workplace
joban object worked on
English > job: 17 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningWork occasionally.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"
Broaderwork, do workBe employed
Spanishtrabajar esporádicamente
Nounsjoba specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
jobthe performance of a piece of work
joba workplace
joban object worked on
English > job: 17 senses > verb 4, possession
Meaninginvest at a risk.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymspeculate
Narrowerbulltry to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying
Broaderinvest, put, commit, placemake an investment
Spanishespecular, trabajar
Catalanespecular

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