job [ job ]
noun (plural jobs)
1. paid occupation: an activity such as a trade or profession that somebody does regularly for pay, or a paid position doing this
She’s got a new job.
2. task: something that remains to be done or dealt with
I have a couple jobs to do this afternoon.
several jobs around the house
3. assignment: an individual piece of work of a particular nature
We managed to complete the job in under a week.
4. function: the role that somebody or something fulfills
It’s her job to look after the finances.
5. difficulty: something that is difficult to accomplish
I had quite a job getting it to start.
6. quality of work done: a completed piece of work of a particular quality
They did a very good job on the exterior.
7. particular kind of object: a particular kind of object, especially a manufactured item ( informal )
one of those big four-wheel-drive jobs
8. crime: a criminal act, especially a robbery ( informal )
a bank job
9. comput programming task: a computer programming task run as a single application or unit
verb (past and past participle jobbed, present participle job·bing, 3rd person present singular jobs)
1. intransitive verb work occasionally: to take occasional or casual work
He jobs as a gardener from time to time.
2. transitive and intransitive verb deal in wholesale merchandise: to buy and sell merchandise as a wholesaler or agent
3. transitive verb distribute work to others: to subcontract portions of contract work to others
job out the plumbing work on the house
4. intransitive verb profit from public office: to make a private gain from working in a public position