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English noun: job

1. job (act) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money


SamplesHe's not in my line of business.


Synonymsbusiness, line, line of work, occupation


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)accountancy, accounting, appointment, berth, billet, biz, calling, career, catering, confectionery, craft, employment, farming, game, land, medium, metier, office, photography, place, position, post, profession, salt mine, situation, sport, spot, trade, treadmill, vocation, work

2. job (act) a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee


SamplesEstimates 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.


Synonymschore, task


Broader (hypernym)duty


Narrower (hyponym)ball-breaker, ball-buster, scut work, shitwork, stint

3. job (artifact) a workplace; as in the expression


SamplesOn the job.


Broader (hypernym)work, workplace

4. job (artifact) an object worked on; a result produced by working


SamplesHe held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right.


Broader (hypernym)product, production

5. job (act) the responsibility to do something


SamplesIt is their job to print the truth.


Broader (hypernym)duty, obligation, responsibility

6. job (act) the performance of a piece of work


SamplesShe did an outstanding job as Ophelia.
He gave it up as a bad job.


Broader (hypernym)work

7. job (act) a damaging piece of work


SamplesDry rot did the job of destroying the barn.
The barber did a real job on my hair.


Broader (hypernym)work

8. job (state) a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved


SamplesShe and her husband are having problems.
It is always a job to contact him.
Urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog.


Synonymsproblem


Broader (hypernym)difficulty


Narrower (hyponym)balance-of-payments problem, race problem

9. Job (person) a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him


Instance hypernymhero

10. Job (person) any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing


Broader (hypernym)unfortunate, unfortunate person

11. job (communication) (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit


Broader (hypernym)application, application program, applications programme


Domain categorycomputer science, computing

12. Job (communication) a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply


SynonymsBook of Job


Instance hypernymbook


Part meronymHagiographa, Ketubim, Old Testament, Writings

13. job (act) a crime (especially a robbery)


SamplesThe gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis.


Synonymscaper


Broader (hypernym)robbery


English verb: job

1. job (social) profit privately from public office and official business


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel

2. job (social) arranged for contracted work to be done by others


Synonymsfarm out, subcontract


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)employ, engage, hire

3. job (social) work occasionally


SamplesAs a student I jobbed during the semester breaks.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)do work, work

4. job (possession) invest at a risk


SamplesI bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating.


Synonymsspeculate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)commit, invest, place, put


Narrower (hyponym)bull









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