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Definition of Job


  1. A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.
  2. A piece of chance or occasional work; any definite work undertaken in gross for a fixed price; as, he did the job for a thousand dollars.
  3. A public transaction done for private profit; something performed ostensibly as a part of official duty, but really for private gain; a corrupt official business.
  4. Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.
  5. A situation or opportunity of work; as, he lost his job.
  6. To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.
  7. To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.
  8. To do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots; to sublet (work); as, to job a contract.
  9. To buy and sell, as a broker; to purchase of importers or manufacturers for the purpose of selling to retailers; as, to job goods.
  10. To hire or let by the job or for a period of service; as, to job a carriage.
  11. To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work.
  12. To seek private gain under pretense of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.
  13. To carry on the business of a jobber in merchandise or stocks.
  14. The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the typical patient man.
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Job Translations

job in Afrikaans is arbeid, werk, taak
job in Danish is embede, arbejde, opgave
job in Dutch is emplooi, karwei, werk, arbeid
job in Finnish is virka
job in German is Arbeit {f}, Auftrag {m}
job in Italian is lavoro, professione, posizione, quesito, posizione
job in Latin is officium
job in Norwegian is spekulere, arbeid, jobbe, jobb
job in Portuguese is tarefa, trabalho
job in Swedish is arbete, jobb