job job  /ˈdʒɑb/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
  2. (n) a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
  3. (n) a workplace; as in the expression
  4. (n) an object worked on; a result produced by working
  5. (n) the responsibility to do something
  6. (n) the performance of a piece of work
  7. (n) a damaging piece of work
  8. (n) a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
  9. (n) a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
  10. (n) any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
  11. (n) (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
  12. (n) a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
  13. (n) a crime (especially a robbery)
  14. (v) profit privately from public office and official business
  15. (v) arranged for contracted work to be done by others
  16. (v) work occasionally
  17. (v) invest at a risk

Usage(s):

  1. A jobs expert identifies the careers that won't be undone by an economic slump.
  2. PTI looks at the economy's potential rebound and what it means for the job market.
  3. Politicians promise to create millions of green-collar jobs for Americans.

News

  1. April Job Openings Decline To 3.76 Million

    Job openings at U.S. workplaces declined to 3.76 million in April from 3.88 million in March, the U.S. Labor Department reported Tuesday.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: FOX Business

  2. Job fair for veterans to be held at MCC

    A job and benefits fair for veterans will be held on June 15 at Monroe Community College...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: News 10 NBC Rochester

  3. Job Openings in the U.S. Decreased in April to 3.76 Million

    Job openings in the U.S. fell in April as companies continued to assess the effects of higher taxes and reduced government spending before adding workers.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. "Export growth leads to job growth and economic growth," Obama said as he named 18 business, labor and government leaders to a new export advisory council.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Associated Press

  2. "The federal government not being able to do its job is not a reason for thousands of Louisianians to lose their jobs," Jindal said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Bobby Jindal Source: The Associated Press

  3. While calling her "distinguished," Powell added, "I don't believe she's ready to be president of the United States, which is the job of the vice president."
    on Oct 19, 2008 By: Colin Powell Source: International Herald Tribune

Word of the Day
affectation affectation
/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /