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.