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  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Job  \Job\,  v.  i. 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  To  carry  on  the  business  of  a  jobber  in  merchandise  or 
  stocks. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Job  \Job\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Jobbed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Jobbing}.] 
  1.  To  strike  or  stab  with  a  pointed  instrument.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  2.  To  thrust  in  as  a  pointed  instrument.  --Moxon. 
 
  3.  To  do  or  cause  to  be  done  by  separate  portions  or  lots  to 
  sublet  (work);  as  to  job  a  contract. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Job  \Job\,  n.  [Prov.  E.  job,  gob,  n.,  a  small  piece  of  wood,  v., 
  to  stab,  strike;  cf  E.  gob,  gobbet;  perh.  influenced  by  E. 
  chop  to  cut  off  to  mince.  See  {Gob}.] 
  1.  A  sudden  thrust  or  stab;  a  jab. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  4.  Any  affair  or  event  which  affects  one  whether  fortunately 
  or  unfortunately.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Job  \Job\,  n. 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  job 
  n  1:  the  occupation  for  which  you  are  paid;  "he  is  looking  for  a 
  job";  "a  lot  of  people  are  out  of  work"  [syn:  {employment}, 
  {work}] 
  2:  a  specific  piece  of  work  required  to  be  done  as  a  duty  or 
  for  a  specific  fee:  "estimates  of  the  city's  loss  on  that 
  job  ranged  as  high  as  a  million  dollars";  "the  job  of 
  repairing  the  engine  took  several  hours";  "the  endless 
  task  of  classifying  the  samples";  "the  farmer's  morning 
  chores"  [syn:  {task},  {chore}] 
  3:  a  workplace;  as  in  the  expression  "on  the  job" 
  4:  an  object  worked  on  a  result  produced  by  working;  "he  held 
  the  job  in  his  left  hand  and  worked  on  it  with  his  right" 
  5:  the  responsibility  to  do  something  "it  is  their  job  to 
  print  the  truth" 
  6:  the  performance  of  a  piece  of  work  "she  did  an  outstanding 
  job  as  Ophelia";  "he  gave  it  up  as  a  bad  job" 
  7:  a  damaging  piece  of  work:  "dry  rot  did  the  job  of  destroying 
  the  barn";  "the  barber  did  a  real  job  on  my  hair" 
  8:  a  state  of  difficulty  that  needs  to  be  resolved;  "she  and 
  her  husband  are  having  problems";  "it  is  always  a  job  to 
  contact  him";  "urban  problems  such  as  traffic  congestion 
  and  smog"  [syn:  {problem}] 
  9:  a  Jewish  hero  in  the  Old  Testament  who  maintained  his  faith 
  in  God  in  spite  of  afflictions  that  tested  him  [syn:  {Job}] 
  10:  any  long-suffering  person  who  withstands  affliction  without 
  despairing  [syn:  {Job}] 
  11:  (computer  science)  a  program  application  that  may  consist  of 
  several  steps  but  is  a  single  logical  unit 
  12:  a  book  in  the  Old  Testament  containing  Job's  pleas  to  God 
  about  his  afflictions  and  God's  reply  [syn:  {Job}] 
  13:  a  crime  (especially  a  robbery);  "the  gang  pulled  off  a  bank 
  job  in  St  Louis"  [syn:  {caper}] 
  v  1:  profit  privately  from  public  office 
  2:  let  out  under  a  subcontract  [syn:  {subcontract},  {farm  out}] 
  3:  work  occasionally 
  4:  invest  at  a  risk  [syn:  {speculate}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Job,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  41224 
  Job,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  26296 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  job 
 
    All  the  activities  involved  in  completing 
  any  project  on  a  computer  from  start  to  finish.  A  job  may 
  involve  several  processes  and  several  programs. 
 
  This  term  is  rather  old  fashioned  and  harks  back  to  the  days 
  of  {batch}  processing  where  a  user  would  submit  his  job  as  a 
  deck  of  {punched  card}s  which  would  typically  include  {source 
  code}  interspersed  with  {job  control  language}  instructions  to 
  guide  the  various  phases  of  the  job  such  as  compilation, 
  linking,  execution  and  printing. 
 
  (1995-05-07) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Job 
  persecuted,  an  Arabian  patriarch  who  resided  in  the  land  of  Uz 
  (q.v.).  While  living  in  the  midst  of  great  prosperity,  he  was 
  suddenly  overwhelmed  by  a  series  of  sore  trials  that  fell  upon 
  him  Amid  all  his  sufferings  he  maintained  his  integrity.  Once 
  more  God  visited  him  with  the  rich  tokens  of  his  goodness  and 
  even  greater  prosperity  than  he  had  enjoyed  before  He  survived 
  the  period  of  trial  for  one  hundred  and  forty  years,  and  died  in 
  a  good  old  age,  an  example  to  succeeding  generations  of 
  integrity  (Ezek.  14:14,  20)  and  of  submissive  patience  under  the 
  sorest  calamities  (James  5:11).  His  history,  so  far  as  it  is 
  known  is  recorded  in  his  book. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Job,  he  that  weeps  or  cries 
 




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