What is job?

  • (noun): A Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on job, jobs:

Testament Of Job
... The Testament of Job is a book written in the 1st century BC or the 1st century AD (thus part of a tradition often called "intertestamental literature" by Christian scholars) ... manner in the style of Jewish aggada, it elaborates upon the Book of Job making Job a king in Egypt ... apocrypha, it gives the narrative a framing-tale of Job's last illness, in which he calls together his sons and daughters to give them his final instructions and exhortations ...
Job - People With The Name
... Surname Brian Job (born 1951), American former swimmer Joseph-Désiré Job (born 1977), Cameroonian footballer Ignjat Job (1895-1936), Croatian painter Nick Job (born ... Speaker of the House of Commons of England, and judge Job Charnock (c ... traditionally regarded as the founder of the city of Calcutta Job Cohen (born 1947), leader of the Dutch Labour Party Job Durfee (1790-1847), jurist and member of the Rhode Island House ...
Hans-Peter Briegel - Managerial Career
... His first job in coaching Briegel did at FC Glarus, a second tier club from Switzerland ... He resigned from that job in October 1997 following a hefty question of authority with the team's manager, Otto Rehhagel ... Before accepting the role Briegel had had various other job offers as his coaching experience, however limited, had been that of assistant to Karl-Heinz Feldkamp at Beşiktaş J.K ...
Impact of Job Migration
... Job migration must not lead to a rise in unemployment, if national labour markets are flexible enough ... Job migration is often accompanied by a difficult transition to new jobs and new locations requiring new training and lowered living standards ... Job migration can help a persons salary increase ...
Chester Carlson - Early Career
... He kept coming back to his love of printing, especially since his job in the patent department gave him new determination to find a better way to copy documents ... After six weeks of job-hunting, he got a job at the firm Austin Dix, near Wall Street, but he left the job about a year later as the firm's business ... He got a better job at the electronics firm P ...

More definitions of "job":

  • (noun): An object worked on; a result produced by working.
    Example: "He held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"
  • (noun): The responsibility to do something.
    Example: "It is their job to print the truth"
  • (noun): A damaging piece of work.
    Example: "Dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"; "the barber did a real job on my hair"
  • (verb): Work occasionally.
    Example: "As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"
  • (noun): A state of difficulty that needs to be resolved.
    Example: "It is always a job to contact him"
    Synonyms: problem
  • (verb): Invest at a risk.
    Synonyms: speculate
  • (noun): A book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply.
    Synonyms: Book of Job
  • (noun): A crime (especially a robbery).
    Example: "The gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"
    Synonyms: caper
  • (noun): The performance of a piece of work.
    Example: "She did an outstanding job as Ophelia"; "he gave it up as a bad job"
  • (noun): (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit.
  • (verb): Profit privately from public office and official business.
  • (noun): A workplace.
    Example: "As in the expression "on the job"
  • (noun): Any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing.
  • (noun): A specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee.
    Example: "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"
    Synonyms: task, chore

Famous quotes containing the word job:

    Oh he’s doing fine, Michael. Nevertheless, he’s an officer and a gentleman, and that’s no job for a gentleman.
    Frank S. Nugent (1908–1965)

    I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.
    Bible: Hebrew, Job 30:23.

    Job, of God.

    Writing [for the novelist] is not an activity, but a condition. That is why one simply can’t resume the work when one has a job and a free half-day. Reading is the conveyance of this condition.
    Robert Musil (1880–1942)