Pronunciation: ( job), [key]
n., v., jobbed, job•bing,

1. a piece of work, esp. a specific task done as part of the routine of one's occupation or for an agreed price: She gave him the job of mowing the lawn.
2. a post of employment; full-time or part-time position: She was seeking a job as an editor.
3. anything a person is expected or obliged to do; duty; responsibility: It is your job to be on time.
4. an affair, matter, occurrence, or state of affairs: to make the best of a bad job.
5. the material, project, assignment, etc., being worked upon: The housing project was a long and costly job.
6. the process or requirements, details, etc., of working: It was a tedious job.
7. the execution or performance of a task: She did a good job.
8. Slang.a theft or similar criminal action: The police caught the gang that pulled that bank job.
9. a public or official act or decision carried through for the sake of improper private gain.
10. example of a specific or distinctive type: That little six-cylinder job was the best car I ever owned.
11. Computers.a unit of work for a computer, generally comprising an application program or group of related programs and the data, linkages, and instructions to the operating system needed for running the programs.
12. do a job on, Slang.
a. to destroy, defeat, damage, or confound thoroughly: The thugs did a job on him--he'll be in the hospital for a month.
b. to deceive, persuade, or charm glibly; snow.
13. on the job, alert; observant: The cops were on the job and caught them red-handed.

1. to work at jobs or odd pieces of work; work by the piece.
2. to do business as a jobber.
3. to turn public business, planning, etc., improperly to private gain.

1. to assign or give (work, a contract for work, etc.) in separate portions, as among different contractors or workers (often fol. by out): He jobbed out the contract to a number of small outfits.
2. to buy in large quantities, as from wholesalers or manufacturers, and sell to dealers in smaller quantities: He jobs shoes in Ohio and Indiana.
3. to get rid of or dispose of: His party jobbed him when he sought a second term in office.
4. to swindle or trick (someone): They jobbed him out of his property.
5. to carry on (public or official business) for improper private gain.

1. of or for a particular job or transaction.
2. bought, sold, or handled together: He's too big a customer to buy in less than job quantities.


Pronunciation: ( job), [key]
v.t., v.i., jobbed, job•bing,



Pronunciation: ( jōb), [key]
1. the central figure in an Old Testament parable of the righteous sufferer.
2. a book of the Bible bearing his name.
3. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “persecuted.”

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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