Job - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʒoʊb|  American pronunciation of the word job
Brit.  |dʒɒb|  British pronunciation of the word job


- the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money (syn: business, line, occupation)
- a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee(syn: chore, task)
- a workplace; as in the expression `on the job'
- an object worked on; a result produced by working
- the responsibility to do something
- the performance of a piece of work
- a damaging piece of work

▼ (6)


- profit privately from public office and official business
- arranged for contracted work to be done by others (syn: subcontract)
- work occasionally
- invest at a risk (syn: speculate)


He took a job as a waiter.

She has a high-paying job on Wall Street.

She's trying to get a job in New York.

The new factory will create thousands of jobs.

They offered him the job but he turned it down.

The blood's job is to carry oxygen to the different parts of the body.

Construction of the bridge turned out to be a bigger job than they had expected.

It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.

She was working at two jobs.

It was quite a job to find him.

He never lacked a job for Giles to do.

He really did a job on his opponent.

Do you enjoy your job?

It was the first paid job I ever had.

He's been in the job for six years.

Word forms

singular: job
plural: jobs
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