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Definition of Job

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.

Job Quotations

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Vince Lombardi

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Confucius

Any job very well done that has been carried out by a person who is fully dedicated is always a source of inspiration.
Carlos Ghosn

If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first.
Mark Twain

A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.
James H. Douglas, Jr.
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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
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