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job

job

 
 
pronunciation:
jab
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a specific task or piece of work.
Cleaning out the garage was a big job.The boy next door does jobs for me on the weekends, like mowing the lawn and weeding.
synonyms:
duty, task
similar words:
chore, pursuit, responsibility, service, undertaking, work
definition 2: a regular position for which a person is paid to perform specified duties.
Working in a florist shop was my first job.He applied for a job at a factory.She quit her job and opened up her own business.
synonyms:
employment, position, work
similar words:
appointment, billet, business, capacity, labor, line, livelihood, living, occupation, place, role
definition 3: a duty or responsibility.
It's his job to rake the leaves.
synonyms:
duty, responsibility, task
similar words:
charge, chore, obligation, place, service
definition 4: (informal) a difficult task.
It was quite a job to convince him to go.
synonyms:
chore, task
similar words:
undertaking
definition 5: (informal) an operation using plastic surgery, done for the purpose of enhancing appearance.
She's in the hospital getting a nose job.
definition 6: the performance of a particular task in terms of its quality.
Your daughter did a great job on her science project!
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: jobbed, jobbing, jobs
definition 1: to work at irregular jobs or by the piece.
similar words:
free-lance, subcontract
definition 2: to buy goods in large quantities and resell them to retail establishments.
similar words:
wholesale
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: jobbed, jobbing, jobs
definition 1: to buy (goods) in large quantities from wholesale merchants and sell to retailers.
similar words:
buy, distribute, wholesale
definition 2: to assign (jobs) to various different contractors (often fol. by out).
similar words:
commission, consign, subcontract
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