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Job 1  (jb)
In the Bible, an upright man whose faith in God survived the test of repeated calamities.

[Hebrew iyy?b; see b in Semitic roots.]

Job 2  (jb)
n. Abbr. Jb
See Table at Bible.

[After Job.]

job 1  (jb)
1. A regular activity performed in exchange for payment, especially as ones trade, occupation, or profession.
2. A position in which one is employed.
a. A task that must be done: Washing the windows is not my job.
b. A specified duty or responsibility. See Synonyms at task.
a. A specific piece of work to be done for a set fee: an expensive repair job.
b. The object to be worked on.
c. Something resulting from or produced by work.
5. Computer Science A program application that may consist of several steps but is performed as a single logical unit.
6. Informal A difficult or strenuous task: It was a real job to convince them to drop the charges.
7. Informal A bad or unsatisfactory piece of work: The stylist did a real job on my hair.
8. Informal A state of affairs: Their marriage was a bad job from the start. Its a good job that we left early to avoid the traffic.
9. Informal A criminal act, especially a robbery: a bank job.
10. Informal An example of a specified type, especially of something made or constructed. Often used in combination: a new building that is just another glass and steel job; a cowboy hat that is one of those ten-gallon jobs.
v. jobbed, job·bing, jobs
1. To work at odd jobs.
2. To work by the piece.
3. To act as a jobber.
1. To purchase (merchandise) from manufacturers and sell it to retailers.
2. To arrange for (contracted work) to be done in portions by others; subcontract.
3. To transact (official business) dishonestly for private profit.
on the job
Paying close attention; on the alert.

[Perhaps from obsolete jobbe, piece, alteration of Middle English gobbe, lump; see gob1.]

job 2  (jb) Archaic
tr. & intr.v. jobbed, job·bing, jobs
To jab or make a jab.
A jab.

[Middle English jobben, of imitative origin.]

job  /db/  n. 1 work that one is paid to do every day, permanent employment: She has a good job. 2 a specific task, piece of work: I have a job to do now, a long report. 3 slang to do a job on s.o.: to make others think badly of s.o., to criticize s.o.: The people at his former company really did a job on him by saying bad things about his past.
v. jobbed, jobbing, jobs: to job s.t. out: to have a job done outside of a business by another business, subcontract: Our company does not do any of its own printing; we job it out to local printers.

Thesaurus: job n. 1 an occupation, career, position 2 a task, assignment, project. job

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