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Synonyms for job

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. job

    A business is what one follows regularly; an occupation is what he happens at any time to be engaged in; trout-fishing may be one's occupation for a time, as a relief from business; business is ordinarily for profit, while the occupation may be a matter of learning, philanthropy, or religion. A profession implies scholarship; as, the learned professions. Pursuit is an occupation which one follows with ardor. An avocation is what calls one away from other work; a vocation or calling, that to which one is called by some special fitness or sense of duty; thus, we speak of the gospel ministry as a vocation or calling, rather than a business. Trade or trading is, in general, the exchanging of one thing for another; in the special sense, a trade is an occupation involving manual training and skilled labor; as, the ancient Jews held that every boy should learn a trade. A transaction is a single action, whether in business, diplomacy, or otherwise; affair has a similar, but lighter meaning; as, this little affair; an important transaction. The plural affairs has a distinctive meaning, including all activities where men deal with one another on any considerable scale; as, a man of affairs. A job is a piece of work viewed as a single undertaking, and ordinarily paid for as such. Trade and commerce may be used as equivalents, but trade is capable of a more limited application; we speak of the trade of a village, the commerce of a nation. Barter is the direct exchange of commodities; business, trade, and commerce are chiefly transacted by means of money, bills of exchange, etc. Business, occupation, etc., may be what one does independently; employment may be in the service of another. Work is any application of energy to secure a result, or the result thus secured; thus, we speak of the work of God. Art in the industrial sense is a system of rules and accepted methods for the accomplishment of some practical result; as, the art of printing; collectively, the arts. A craft is some occupation requiring technical skill or manual dexterity, or the persons, collectively, engaged in its exercise; as, the weaver's craft.

    affair, art, avocation, barter, business, calling, commerce, concern, craft, duty, employment, handicraft, occupation, profession, trade, trading, traffic, transaction, vocation, work

    The business of a druggist; in business with his father; doing business for his father; have you business with me? business in New York; business about, concerning, or in regard to certain property.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. occupation, business, job, line of work, linenoun

    the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

    "he's not in my line of business"

    personal credit line, occupancy, cable, business, billet, stemma, commercial enterprise, business concern, ancestry, byplay, agate line, business organisation, stage business, lineage, crinkle, stock, task, telephone circuit, clientele, seam, bloodline, course, crease, melodic line, air, channel, short letter, line of products, assembly line, contrast, problem, patronage, product line, business sector, military control, blood, bank line, tune, line of merchandise, personal line of credit, concern, melody, strain, dividing line, transmission line, moving in, caper, line of descent, chore, argumentation, logical argument, phone line, furrow, rail line, parentage, wrinkle, descent, blood line, melodic phrase, occupation, line of business, pedigree, pipeline, line of credit, line, business line, railway line, demarcation, subscriber line, origin, business organization, communication channel, telephone line, credit line, production line, business enterprise, line of reasoning, line of work, note, argument

  2. job, task, chorenoun

    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"

    occupation, line, chore, line of work, business, task, problem, caper, project, undertaking, labor

  3. jobnoun

    a workplace; as in the expression "on the job";

    occupation, line, chore, line of work, business, task, problem, caper

  4. jobnoun

    an object worked on; a result produced by working

    "he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"

    occupation, line, chore, line of work, business, task, problem, caper

  5. jobnoun

    the responsibility to do something

    "it is their job to print the truth"

    occupation, line, chore, line of work, business, task, problem, caper

  6. jobnoun

    the performance of a piece of work

    "she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"; "he gave it up as a bad job"

    occupation, line, chore, line of work, business, task, problem, caper

  7. jobnoun

    a damaging piece of work

    "dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"; "the barber did a real job on my hair"

    occupation, line, chore, line of work, business, task, problem, caper

  8. problem, jobnoun

    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"

    occupation, line, trouble, chore, line of work, business, task, problem, caper

  9. Jobnoun

    a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him

    occupation, line, chore, line of work, business, task, problem, caper

  10. Jobnoun

    any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing

    occupation, line, chore, line of work, business, task, problem, caper

  11. jobnoun

    (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit

    occupation, line, chore, line of work, business, task, problem, caper

  12. Job, Book of Jobnoun

    a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply

    occupation, line, chore, line of work, business, task, problem, caper

  13. caper, jobverb

    a crime (especially a robbery)

    "the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"

    task, joke, trick, play, caper, line of work, problem, put-on, frolic, antic, line, romp, prank, capriole, occupation, business, gambol, chore

  14. jobverb

    profit privately from public office and official business

    subcontract, speculate, farm out

  15. subcontract, farm out, jobverb

    arranged for contracted work to be done by others

    subcontract, rent out, speculate, hire out, farm out

  16. jobverb

    work occasionally

    "As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"

    subcontract, speculate, farm out

  17. speculate, jobverb

    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"

    hypothecate, speculate, contemplate, theorise, conjecture, reflect, chew over, excogitate, suppose, hypothesise, mull over, farm out, think over, ponder, theorize, muse, ruminate, hypothesize, meditate, mull, subcontract

Editors Contribution

  1. assignment

    1. a piece of work that needs to be done regularly 2. something assigned to be read or studied

    1. his first newspaper assignment was writing obituaries 2. have you found essay writer to write an assignment for tomorrow?

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. jobnoun

    piece of work

  2. jobverb

    do job-work, work at jobs

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. jobnoun

    task, situation, position


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How to use job in a sentence?

  1. The Democrats:

    But we're not getting the job done. And I'm not going to blame The Democrats. I'll be honest, they are not getting the job done.

  2. Jonathan Hatami:

    George is trying to explain his way out of not doing his job. It’s not working, we all see through his false ‘data and science.’ The appropriate charges should have been two counts of PC 245(a)(1) Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon to wit Automobile, one count of felony hit-and-run, and one count of felony unlawful taking of vehicle.

  3. Larry Hogan:

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, new York Gov. Andrew Cuomo knows the governors are on the front lines. And New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is doing, I think, a good job of coordinating everybody and communicating with us.

  4. James Akinjo:

    We wanted to stay poised, we’re the No. 1 team and everybody is going to see how you respond to situations like that. When we got down, we never panicked. I was just trying to keep us all poised. That’s my job at point guard.

  5. Sherry Johnson:

    I have had this job for years. The people who come in my aisle are like family — I have been around for the births, graduations and weddings in their lives, my colleagues are like family, too. Look, I just plain love what I do.

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