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Definition of "job" [job]

  • A regular activity performed in exchange for payment, especially as one's trade, occupation, or profession. (noun)
  • A position in which one is employed. (noun)
  • A task that must be done: Washing the windows is not my job. (noun)
  • A specified duty or responsibility. See Synonyms at task. (noun)
  • A specific piece of work to be done for a set fee: an expensive repair job. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "job" in a sentence
  • "By the way, emphasizing the ability to *** continue with a single health care insurer in moving from job to job*** is a gaping untapped market of import and would go a long way to address the financial problems, as well as to draw support."
  • "If you have a situation where Cabinet or whoever can vote that the PM is no longer capable of doing the job, that vote should be based on *evidence that the PM is no longer capable of doing the job*."
  • "$workload = $job - > workload (); echo "Received job:". $job - > handle (). "\n"; echo "Workload: $workload\n";"