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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.


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.


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.


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

Broader (hypernym)commit, invest, place, put

Narrower (hyponym)bull

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