What is the meaning of Job?


  • The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money.
    • usage: "he's not in my line of business"
  • A specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee.
    • usage: "estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars"; "the job of repairing the engine took several hours"; "the endless task of classifying the samples"; "the farmer's morning chores"
  • (n.) ()
  • An object worked on; a result produced by working.
    • usage: "he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"
  • The responsibility to do something.
    • usage: "it is their job to print the truth"
  • The performance of a piece of work.
    • usage: "she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"; "he gave it up as a bad job"
  • A damaging piece of work.
    • usage: "dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"; "the barber did a real job on my hair"
  • A state of difficulty that needs to be resolved.
    • usage: "she and her husband are having problems"; "it is always a job to contact him"; "urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog"
  • A Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him.
  • Any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing.
  • Computer science. ( a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit)
  • A book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply.
  • A crime (especially a robbery. )
    • usage: "the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"


  • Profit privately from public office and official business.
  • Arranged for contracted work to be done by others.
  • Work occasionally.
    • usage: "As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"
  • Invest at a risk.
    • usage: "I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating"
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