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JOB, n. [of unknown origin, but perhaps allied to chop, primarily to strike or drive.]

1. A piece of work; any thing to be done, whether of more or less importance. The carpenter or mason undertakes to build a house by the job. The erection of Westminster bridge was a heavy job; and it was a great job to erect Central wharf, in Boston. The mechanic has many small jobs on hand.

2. A lucrative business; an undertaking with a view to profit.

No cheek is known to blush nor heart to throb,

Save when they lose a question or a job.

3. A sudden stab with a pointed instrument. [This seems to be nearly the original sense.]

To do the job for one, to kill him.

JOB, v.t. To strike or stab with a sharp instrument.

1. To drive in a sharp pointed instrument.

JOB, v.i. To deal in the public stocks; to buy and sell as a broker.

The judge shall job, the bishop bite the town,

and mighty dukes pack cards for half a crown.



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JOB, n. [of unknown origin, but perhaps allied to chop, primarily to strike or drive.]

1. A piece of work; any thing to be done, whether of more or less importance. The carpenter or mason undertakes to build a house by the job. The erection of Westminster bridge was a heavy job; and it was a great job to erect Central wharf, in Boston. The mechanic has many small jobs on hand.

2. A lucrative business; an undertaking with a view to profit.

No cheek is known to blush nor heart to throb,

Save when they lose a question or a job.

3. A sudden stab with a pointed instrument. [This seems to be nearly the original sense.]

To do the job for one, to kill him.

JOB, v.t. To strike or stab with a sharp instrument.

1. To drive in a sharp pointed instrument.

JOB, v.i. To deal in the public stocks; to buy and sell as a broker.

The judge shall job, the bishop bite the town,

and mighty dukes pack cards for half a crown.

JOB, n. [of unknown origin, but perhaps allied to chop, primarily to strike or drive.]

  1. A piece of work; any thing to be done, whether of more or less importance. The carpenter or mason undertakes to build a house by the job. The erection of Westminster bridge was a heavy job; and it was a great job to erect Central wharf, in Boston. The mechanic has many small jobs on hand.
  2. A lucrative business; an undertaking with a view to profit. No cheek is known to blush nor heart to throb, / Save when they lose a question or a job. – Pope.
  3. A sudden stab with a pointed instrument. [This seems to be nearly the original sense.] To do the job for one, to kill him.

JOB, v.i.

To deal in the public stocks; to buy and sell as a broker. The judge shall job, the bishop bite the town, / And mighty dukes pack cards for half a crown. Pope.


JOB, v.t.

  1. To strike or stab with a sharp instrument. – L'Estrange.
  2. To drive in a sharp pointed instrument. – Moxon.

Job
  1. A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.
  2. To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.

    L'Estrange.
  3. To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work.

    Authors of all work, to job for the season. Moore.

  4. The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the typical patient man.

    Job's comforter. (a) A false friend; a tactless or malicious person who, under pretense of sympathy, insinuates rebukes. (b) A boil. [Colloq.] -- Job's news, bad news. Carlyle. -- Job's tears (Bot.), a kind of grass (Coix Lacryma), with hard, shining, pearly grains.

  5. A piece of chance or occasional work; any definite work undertaken in gross for a fixed price; as, he did the job for a thousand dollars.
  6. To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.

    Moxon.
  7. To seek private gain under pretense of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.

    And judges job, and bishops bite the town. Pope.

  8. A public transaction done for private profit; something performed ostensibly as a part of official duty, but really for private gain; a corrupt official business.
  9. To do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots] to sublet (work); as, to job a contract.
  10. To carry on the business of a jobber in merchandise or stocks.
  11. Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.

    [Colloq.]

  12. To buy and sell, as a broker; to purchase of importers or manufacturers for the purpose of selling to retailers; as, to job goods.
  13. A situation or opportunity of work; as, he lost his job.

    [Colloq.]

    * Job is used adjectively to signify doing jobs, used for jobs, or let on hire to do jobs; as, job printer; job master; job horse; job wagon, etc.

    By the job, at a stipulated sum for the work, or for each piece of work done; -- distinguished from time work; as, the house was built by the job. -- Job lot, a quantity of goods, usually miscellaneous, sold out of the regular course of trade, at a certain price for the whole; as, these articles were included in a job lot. -- Job master, one who lest out horses and carriages for hire, as for family use. [Eng.] -- Job printer, one who does miscellaneous printing, esp. circulars, cards, billheads, etc. -- Odd job, miscellaneous work of a petty kind; occasional work, of various kinds, or for various people.

  14. To hire or let by the job or for a period of service; as, to job a carriage.

    Thackeray.
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Job

JOB, noun [of unknown origin, but perhaps allied to chop, primarily to strike or drive.]

1. A piece of work; any thing to be done, whether of more or less importance. The carpenter or mason undertakes to build a house by the job The erection of Westminster bridge was a heavy job; and it was a great job to erect Central wharf, in Boston. The mechanic has many small jobs on hand.

2. A lucrative business; an undertaking with a view to profit.

No cheek is known to blush nor heart to throb,

Save when they lose a question or a job

3. A sudden stab with a pointed instrument. [This seems to be nearly the original sense.]

To do the job for one, to kill him.

JOB, verb transitive To strike or stab with a sharp instrument.

1. To drive in a sharp pointed instrument.

JOB, verb intransitive To deal in the public stocks; to buy and sell as a broker.

The judge shall job the bishop bite the town,

and mighty dukes pack cards for half a crown.

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