[ noun ] the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
"he's not in my line of business"
[ noun ] (work) the occupation for which you are paid
"he is looking for employment" "a lot of people are out of work"
Used in print(The New York Times,...)
Four years later he resigned to take a similar job with the Green_Bay_Packers .
Skorich began his new job auspiciously today .(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
He is a widower , his three children are dead , he has no_one left on earth ; also he is a drunk , and has lost his job on_that_account .(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
She was the widow of a writer who had died in an airplane crash , and Mickie had found her a job as head of the historical section of the Treasury .(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)
And for him to leave this job now without accomplishing anything would mean practically the end of his career in the Methodist_church , if not in all churches .
[ noun ] a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
: "the job of repairing the engine took several hours" "the endless task of classifying the samples" "the farmer's morning chores"
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
`` I think I can do a better job with the glove , now that I know the hitters around the league a_little better '' , he said .(The Dallas Morning News,...)
Both turned_in top jobs for the second straight game .
`` In_fact our whole defensive unit did a good job '' .(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
It is conceivable that Broxodent could do a better job than ordinary brushing , especially in those who do not brush their teeth properly .(The Providence Journal...)
Instead - and not just to prove my objectivity - I hasten to report that it 's a highly amusing film which probably does a fairly accurate job of reporting on the Easter vacation shenanigans of collegians down in Fort_Lauderdale , and that it seems to come_to_grips quite honestly with the moral problem that most commonly vexes youngsters in this age_group - that_is_to_say , sex .
[ noun ] (work) a workplace; as in the expression "on the job"
Used in print(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)
Telephone_wires from Louis_Dufresne 's house in East_Manchester to the Dufresne lumber job near Bourn_Pond were up about 1895 .
[ noun ] the performance of a piece of work
"she did an outstanding job as Ophelia" "he gave it up as a bad job"
Used in print(Raymond J. Corsini et al., Roleplaying in Business...)
Somewhat to his surprise he found that one girl , whom he would never have considered for the job since she had appeared somewhat mousy and also had been in the office a relatively short time , did the most outstanding job of playing the role of receptionist , showing wit , sparkle , and aplomb .(George Harmon Coxe, Error of Judgement....)
When he heard Calenda say : `` What about that picture you took this afternoon '' ? it still took him another few seconds to remember the job he had done for Frank_Ackerly .
[ noun ] an object worked on; a result produced by working
"he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"
Used in print(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)
Then I plan my attack : the parts I will finish first , the range of values , the accenting of minor details - all_in_all , mechanics of producing the finished job with a maximum of crispness .(Jay Williams, The Forger....)
It was an awkward hour , but I did n't have to punch any time_clock , and it only meant that sometimes I had to stay a_couple_of hours later at the drawing_board to finish_up a job .
[ noun ] (sociology) the responsibility to do something
"it is their job to print the truth"
Used in print(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)
Distribution_costs are almost bound to increase in the sixties - and you will never know what you can do to control them unless you study each element and experiment with alternative ways of doing the job .(Raymond J. Corsini et al., Roleplaying in Business...)
That 's my job '' .
[ noun ] a damaging piece of work
: "dry rot did the job of destroying the barn" "the barber did a real job on my hair"
[ verb ] profit privately from public office and official business
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 13253
[ noun ] any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
[ verb ] (work) work occasionally
"As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"