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job

  

      n  
1    an individual piece of work or task  
2    an occupation; post of employment  
3    an object worked on or a result produced from working  
4    a duty or responsibility  
her job was to cook the dinner     
5    Informal   a difficult task or problem  
I had a job to contact him     
6    a state of affairs  
make the best of a bad job, it's a good job I saw you     
7    Informal   a damaging piece of work  
he really did a job on that     
8    Informal   a crime, esp. a robbery or burglary  
9    Informal   an article or specimen  
the new car was a nice little job     
10    an instance of jobbery  
11      (Computing)   a unit of work for a computer consisting of a single complete task submitted by a user  
12    jobs for the boys   appointments given to or created for allies or favourites  
13    on the job  
a    actively engaged in one's employment  
b      (Brit)  
taboo   engaged in sexual intercourse  
14    just the job   exactly what was required  
      vb   , jobs, jobbing, jobbed  
15    intr   to work by the piece or at casual jobs  
16    to make a private profit out of (a public office, etc.)  
17    intr; usually foll by: in  
a    to buy and sell (goods or services) as a middleman  
he jobs in government surplus     
b      (Brit)   to buy and sell stocks and shares as a stockjobber  
he jobs in blue chips     
18    tr; often foll by: out   to apportion (a contract, work, etc.) among several contractors, workers, etc.  
     (C16: of uncertain origin)  


blow job  
      n  
Taboo      a slang term for       fellatio  
hatchet job  
      n  
Informal   a malicious or devastating verbal or written attack  
inside job  
      n  
Informal   a crime committed with the assistance of someone associated with the victim, such as a person employed on the premises burgled  
Job  
      n  
1      (Old Testament)  
a    a Jewish patriarch, who maintained his faith in God in spite of the afflictions sent by God to test him  
b    the book containing Job's pleas to God under these afflictions, attempted explanations of them by his friends, and God's reply to him  
2    any person who withstands great suffering without despairing  
job analysis  
      n   the analysis of the contents of a job in order to provide a job description for such purposes as fitting the job into a grading structure or matching individual capabilities to job requirements  
Job Corps  
      n     (U.S)   a Federal organization established in 1964 to train unemployed youths in order to make it easier for them to find work  
job description  
      n   a detailed written account, agreed between management and worker, of all the duties and responsibilities which together make up a particular job  
job enlargement  
      n   a widening of the range of tasks performed by an employee in order to provide variety in the activities undertaken  
job evaluation  
      n   the analysis of the relationship between jobs in an organization: often used as a basis for a wages structure  
job lot  
      n  
1    a miscellaneous collection of articles sold as a lot  
2    a collection of cheap or trivial items  
job rotation  
      n   the practice of transferring an employee from one work station or activity to another during the working day in order to add variety to a job: often used in assembly line work  
job satisfaction  
      n   the extent to which a person's hopes, desires, and expectations about the employment he is engaged in are fulfilled  
Job's comforter  
      n   a person who, while purporting to give sympathy, succeeds only in adding to distress  
job sharing  
      n   the division of a job between two or more people such that each covers the same job for complementary parts of the day or week  
  job sharer      n  
Job's-tears  
      n  
1    functioning as sing   a tropical Asian grass, Coix lacryma-jobi, cultivated for its white beadlike modified leaves, which contain edible seeds  
2    functioning as pl   the beadlike structures of this plant, used as rosary or ornamental beads  
nose job  
      n  
Slang   a surgical remodelling of the nose for cosmetic reasons  
snow job  
      n  
Slang     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   an instance of deceiving or overwhelming someone with elaborate often insincere talk  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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Job  
      n  
1      (Old Testament)  
a    a Jewish patriarch, who maintained his faith in God in spite of the afflictions sent by God to test him  
b    the book containing Job's pleas to God under these afflictions, attempted explanations of them by his friends, and God's reply to him  
2    any person who withstands great suffering without despairing  


blow job  
      n  
Taboo      a slang term for       fellatio  
hatchet job  
      n  
Informal   a malicious or devastating verbal or written attack  
inside job  
      n  
Informal   a crime committed with the assistance of someone associated with the victim, such as a person employed on the premises burgled  
job  
      n  
1    an individual piece of work or task  
2    an occupation; post of employment  
3    an object worked on or a result produced from working  
4    a duty or responsibility  
her job was to cook the dinner     
5    Informal   a difficult task or problem  
I had a job to contact him     
6    a state of affairs  
make the best of a bad job, it's a good job I saw you     
7    Informal   a damaging piece of work  
he really did a job on that     
8    Informal   a crime, esp. a robbery or burglary  
9    Informal   an article or specimen  
the new car was a nice little job     
10    an instance of jobbery  
11      (Computing)   a unit of work for a computer consisting of a single complete task submitted by a user  
12    jobs for the boys   appointments given to or created for allies or favourites  
13    on the job  
a    actively engaged in one's employment  
b      (Brit)  
taboo   engaged in sexual intercourse  
14    just the job   exactly what was required  
      vb   , jobs, jobbing, jobbed  
15    intr   to work by the piece or at casual jobs  
16    to make a private profit out of (a public office, etc.)  
17    intr; usually foll by: in  
a    to buy and sell (goods or services) as a middleman  
he jobs in government surplus     
b      (Brit)   to buy and sell stocks and shares as a stockjobber  
he jobs in blue chips     
18    tr; often foll by: out   to apportion (a contract, work, etc.) among several contractors, workers, etc.  
     (C16: of uncertain origin)  
job analysis  
      n   the analysis of the contents of a job in order to provide a job description for such purposes as fitting the job into a grading structure or matching individual capabilities to job requirements  
Job Corps  
      n     (U.S)   a Federal organization established in 1964 to train unemployed youths in order to make it easier for them to find work  
job description  
      n   a detailed written account, agreed between management and worker, of all the duties and responsibilities which together make up a particular job  
job enlargement  
      n   a widening of the range of tasks performed by an employee in order to provide variety in the activities undertaken  
job evaluation  
      n   the analysis of the relationship between jobs in an organization: often used as a basis for a wages structure  
job lot  
      n  
1    a miscellaneous collection of articles sold as a lot  
2    a collection of cheap or trivial items  
job rotation  
      n   the practice of transferring an employee from one work station or activity to another during the working day in order to add variety to a job: often used in assembly line work  
job satisfaction  
      n   the extent to which a person's hopes, desires, and expectations about the employment he is engaged in are fulfilled  
Job's comforter  
      n   a person who, while purporting to give sympathy, succeeds only in adding to distress  
job sharing  
      n   the division of a job between two or more people such that each covers the same job for complementary parts of the day or week  
  job sharer      n  
Job's-tears  
      n  
1    functioning as sing   a tropical Asian grass, Coix lacryma-jobi, cultivated for its white beadlike modified leaves, which contain edible seeds  
2    functioning as pl   the beadlike structures of this plant, used as rosary or ornamental beads  
nose job  
      n  
Slang   a surgical remodelling of the nose for cosmetic reasons  
snow job  
      n  
Slang     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   an instance of deceiving or overwhelming someone with elaborate often insincere talk  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collins

job

  
1    affair, assignment, charge, chore, concern, contribution, duty, enterprise, errand, function, pursuit, responsibility, role, stint, task, undertaking, venture, work  
2    activity, bread and butter     (informal)   business, calling, capacity, career, craft, employment, function, livelihood, métier, occupation, office, position, post, profession, situation, trade, vocation  
3    allotment, assignment, batch, commission, consignment, contract, lot, output, piece, portion, product, share  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

don't give up the day job id.
a humorous way of recommending someone not to pursue something at which they are unlikely to be good or successful and thus, to rather stick to what they can do best, namely, their job
Ex.: Although she had poured her whole heart and soul into her singing at the karaoke, her somewhat cruel but nonetheless lucid friends told her: 'don't give up the day job!'

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
work perfectly performed
When I asked the students to do their homework, they did a bang up job.
n.
blow job ; oral sex
[Fam.];[Arg.]
n.
HR jargon term used to refer to an ideal applicant for a job; an applicant that meets all the requirements of a job description
[HR]; [Jargon] The term was adopted by the HR community based on the presumption that finding an ideal candidate for a job is as likely to happen as finding a purple squirrel
n.
a career advancement website based in Palo Alto, California, specializing in Job Search / Job Hunt.
[Comp.] "I found my job at employerism.com"
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
the skillful art of eyeing and identifying employment arrangements, by either job seekers or the publishers of staffing vacancies.
[Bus.] Ex.: Jack was adept at employerism and thus was able to fill most of the job openings in his department in a relatively short period of time.
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