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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Job v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jobbed p. pr. & vb. n. Jobbing.]
 1. To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.
 2. To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.
 3. To do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots; to sublet (work); as, to job a contract.
 4. Com. To buy and sell, as a broker; to purchase of importers or manufacturers for the purpose of selling to retailers; as, to job goods.
 5. To hire or let by the job or for a period of service; as, to job a carriage.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See job

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the principal activity in your life that you do to earn
           money; "he's not in my line of business" [syn: occupation,
            business, line of work, line]
      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: the performance of a piece of work; "she did an outstanding
         job as Ophelia"; "he gave it up as a bad job"
      4: the responsibility to do something; "it is their job to
         print the truth"
      5: a workplace; as in the expression "on the job";
      6: an object worked on; a result produced by working; "he held
         the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"
      7: 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]
      8: a damaging piece of work; "dry rot did the job of destroying
         the barn"; "the barber did a real job on my hair"
      9: a crime (especially a robbery); "the gang pulled off a bank
         job in St. Louis" [syn: caper]
      10: a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith
          in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
      11: any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without
      12: (computer science) a program application that may consist of
          several steps but is a single logical unit
      13: a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God
          about his afflictions and God's reply [syn: Book of Job]
      v 1: profit privately from public office and official business
      2: arranged for contracted work to be done by others [syn: subcontract,
          farm out]
      3: work occasionally; "As a student I jobbed during the
         semester breaks"
      4: invest at a risk; "I bought this house not because I want to
         live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am
         speculating" [syn: speculate]
      [also: jobbing, jobbed]