More definitions of JobDefinition of Job in:
- The British & World English dictionary
- 1A paid position of regular employment: jobs are created in the private sector, not in Washington a part-time jobMore example sentences
- Landing a part-time job on campus as a peer counselor eased her money woes.
- He said he wouldn't want to guide a Marine into a low-paying, dead-end job.
- In Kabul, they usually have low-paying, menial jobs such as janitorial work.
- 2A task or piece of work, especially one that is paid: she wants to be left alone to get on with the job you did a good job of explainingMore example sentences
- Inputting time spent and expenses incurred on jobs, activities or tasks is quick and easy.
- Based on the TV series farm jobs, tasks, rewards, and unseen pieces from the programme were explored.
- I wrote two pieces tonight for various jobs, but they both are thin, trembling, smelly things.
- 2.1A responsibility or duty: it’s our job to find things outMore example sentences
- This area is in my ward and it is my job to respond to the concerns of residents and raise them with council.
- It is our job and our duty to promote recycling and we are slowly getting there.
- The council has a duty to do its job and provide adequate services for the community.
- 2.2 [in singular] • informal A difficult task: we thought you’d have a job getting thereMore example sentences
- If Sligo had lost James Kearins would have had a real job on his hands to try and rally the troops for this one.
- But to be truthful it is very dull at the moment and it's a real job to motivate myself to study.
- If that's what the local conditions are like then we've got a real job on our hands.
- 2.3 [with modifier] • informal A procedure to improve the appearance of something, especially an operation involving plastic surgery: she’s had a nose job someone had done a skillful paint jobMore example sentences
- Other maintenance jobs which will greatly improve the look of your lawn can also be done in spring.
- Right now it's in the basement, spattered with paint, veteran of many home improvement jobs.
- It's the most basic home improvement job, but also the one that delivers the most obvious results.
- 2.4 [with adjective or noun modifier] • informal A thing of a specified nature: the car was a blue malevolent-looking jobMore example sentences
- In Big Blogger's mind there is a camera though - why else would he be decked out in the old bow tie job?
- 2.5 • informal A crime, especially a robbery: a series of daring bank jobsMore example sentences
- Lastly, Neo didn't do a good job of providing an interesting mix of burglary tools for the jobs.
- Splashy bank jobs, bombings, high profile murders - and nobody seems to be able to get a grip on it.
- You know the blockers are doing theft jobs when Holmes consistently is getting by the initial wave of defenders.
- 2.6 Computing An operation or group of operations treated as a single and distinct unit.More example sentences
- The software automatically deploys a small agent program on each computer as scheduled defrag jobs begin.
- ThinPrint offers software to sort out print jobs in internet and mobile environments.
- You conceivably can use work queues for jobs other than bottom-half processing, however.
verb (jobs, jobbing, jobbed)Back to top
- 1 [no object] (usually as adjective jobbing) Do casual or occasional work: a jobbing builderMore example sentences
- Before his fateful punch-up, Bardem had been an aspiring painter, part-time stripper and occasional jobbing actor.
- There are the jobbing comics who do the circuit of the clubs.
- So we need to set up a jobbing enterprise where skilled pensioners can do repairs and small jobs reasonably quickly and well.
- 3 [with object] North American • informal Cheat; betray.More example sentences
- After getting jobbed by the BCS system and left out of the 2000 championship game, the Canes won it all in 2001 and lost in the title game in 2002.
- Chris Andersen was jobbed by the people scoring the dunks.
- As for Carmelo, I definitely don't feel like he was jobbed.
do the job
- • informal Achieve the required result: a piece of board will do the jobMore example sentences
- It did the job, but requires an extra hole being cut in your boat, plus cumbersome additional steps during fueling.
- The ever-diminishing crew suddenly discover that the nukes on board just will not do the job.
- But, he explains, it does the job required with a manageable amount of capital and sophistication.
do a job on someone
- • informal Do something that harms or defeats an opponent: I go out and do a job on anyone who is giving our top scorers a hard timeMore example sentences
- Finally, though, just as I was about to give the whole expedition up as a bad job, and head for Charing Cross, I found her.
- I managed to get it out of my eyes, but despite my best attempts, I could not get a trendy spiky-look going, and had to give it up as a bad job.
- When this bloodletting didn't make him better, they didn't give it up as a bad job.
a good job
- • informal , chiefly British A fortunate fact or circumstance: it was a good job she hadn’t brought the carMore example sentences
- It predates Western medicine and has made a good job of maintaining the health of a huge population.
- It was a good job for the former Melrose player, who knew that it was a rare chance to impress the selectors.
- So its probably a good job that this is an anonymous blog, or my boss, the Great Leader would tell me off.
on the job
- While working; at work.More example sentences
- We weren't the most dedicated employees, so we did a bit of learning on the job.
- Six years into its tenure, this is a government that gives the impression of learning on the job.
- Eichmann was adept at learning practical skills on the job, under the tutelage of seniors he respected.
out of a job
- Unemployed.More example sentences
- She has been out of a job for more than a year and her unemployment benefits have run out.
- The accusations were shown to be false, the case collapsed, but for the next five years Pepys was out of a job.
- Not only are students deprived of the privilege of enjoying a social nightlife on campus, but many students are also out of a job.
mid 16th century( sense 2 of the noun): of unknown origin.
verb (jobs, jobbing, jobbed)[with object]
nounBack to top
late Middle English: apparently symbolic of a brief forceful action (compare with jab).