There are 3 main definitions of job in English:

job1

Syllabification: job
Pronunciation: /jäb
 
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noun

1A paid position of regular employment: jobs are created in the private sector, not in Washington a part-time job
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  • 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.
Synonyms
occupation, profession, trade, position, career, work, line of work, livelihood, post, situation, appointment, métier, craft;
vacancy, opening
humorous McJob
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 explaining
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  • 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.
Synonyms
task, piece of work, assignment, project;
chore, errand;
undertaking, venture, operation, enterprise, business
2.1A responsibility or duty: it’s our job to find things out
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  • 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.
Synonyms
2.2 [in singular] informal A difficult task: we thought you’d have a job getting there
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  • 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 job
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  • 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 job
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  • 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 jobs
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  • 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.
Synonyms
2.6 Computing An operation or group of operations treated as a single and distinct unit.
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  • 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)

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1 [no object] (usually as adjective jobbing) Do casual or occasional work: a jobbing builder
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  • 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.
2 [with object] Buy and sell (stocks) as a broker-dealer, especially on a small scale.
3 [with object] North American informal Cheat; betray.
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  • 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.
4 [no object] archaic Turn a public office or a position of trust to private advantage.

Origin

mid 16th century(sense 2 of the noun): of unknown origin.

Phrases

do the job

informal Achieve the required result: a piece of board will do the job
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  • 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 time
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  • 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 car
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

Phrasal verbs

job something out

North American Assign separate elements of a piece of work to different companies, contractors, or workers: all the work done by the middleman can be jobbed out at a much lower cost

Definition of job in:

There are 3 main definitions of job in English:

job2

Syllabification: job
Pronunciation: /jäb
 
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archaic

verb (jobs, jobbing, jobbed)

[with object]
1Prod or stab: he prepared to job the huge brute
1.1Thrust (something pointed) at or into something.

noun

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An act of prodding, thrusting, or wrenching.

Origin

late Middle English: apparently symbolic of a brief forceful action (compare with jab).

Definition of job in:

There are 3 main definitions of job in English:

Job3

Syllabification: Job
Pronunciation: /jōb
 
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1.1A book of the Bible telling of Job.

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