Crossword clues for job
- The responsibility to do something
- A workplace
- As in the expression
- A book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
- An object worked on
- A damaging piece of work
- A crime (especially a robbery)
- A Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
- Any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
- (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
- A result produced by working
- Unit of work
- Income source
- Son of Issachar
- Patient biblical character
- Snow chaser
- Biblical symbol of patience
- "Get a _____"
- Man from Uz
- Snow follower
- Coaching, e.g.
- "Help Wanted" item
- Scarce item in 1932
- Something needed by millions of Americans
- Employer's offering
- Book after Esther
- Coffee-break brake
- Psalms preceder
- Kind of action
- Old Testament book
- Biblical figure who says to God "Make me understand how I have erred"
- Graduate's desire
- Applicant's goal
- See 13-Down
- Nine-to-five activity
- Something to land
- Bread source
- Butcher, baker or candlestick maker
- It might be found in a plant
- "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away" speaker
- Offering on Monster.com
- Part of a metaphorical ladder
- Craigslist offering
- Book before Psalms
- *Unpleasant task that "someone has to do"
- A state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
- The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
- A specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
- The performance of a piece of work
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Job \Job\ (j[=o]b), n. The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the prototypical patient man. Job's comforter.
A false friend; a tactless or malicious person who, under pretense of sympathy, insinuates rebukes.
A boil. [Colloq.]
Job's news, bad news.
Job's tears (Bot.), a kind of grass ( Coix Lacryma), with hard, shining, pearly grains.
Job \Job\, v. i.
To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work.
Authors of all work, to job for the season.
To seek private gain under pretense of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.
And judges job, and bishops bite the town.
To carry on the business of a jobber in merchandise or stocks.
Job \Job\ (j[o^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jobbed (j[o^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. Jobbing.]
To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.
To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.
To do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots; to sublet (work); as, to job a contract.
(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.
To hire or let by the job or for a period of service; as, to job a carriage.
Job \Job\ (j[o^]b), 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.]
A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.
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.
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.
Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately. [Colloq.]
A situation or opportunity of work; as, he lost his job.
A task, or the execution of a task; as, Michelangelo did a great job on the David statue.
(Computers) A task or coordinated set of tasks for a multitasking computer, submitted for processing as a single unit, usually for execution in background. See job control language.
Note: Job is used adjectively to signify doing jobs, used for jobs, or let on hire to do jobs; as, job printer; job master; job horse; job wagon, etc.
By the job, at a stipulated sum for the work, or for each piece of work done; -- distinguished from time work; as, the house was built by the job.
Job lot, a quantity of goods, usually miscellaneous, sold out of the regular course of trade, at a certain price for the whole; as, these articles were included in a job lot.
Job master, one who lest out horses and carriages for hire, as for family use. [Eng.]
Job printer, one who does miscellaneous printing, esp. circulars, cards, billheads, etc.
Odd job, miscellaneous work of a petty kind; occasional work, of various kinds, or for various people.
to do a job on, to harm badly or destroy. [slang]
on the job, alert; performing a responsibility well.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Biblical masc. proper name, from Hebrew Iyyobh, which according to some scholars is literally "hated, persecuted," from ayyabh "he was hostile to," related to ebhah "enmity." Others say it means "the penitent one."
1660s, "to buy and sell as a broker," from job (n.). Meaning "to cheat, betray" is from 1903. Related: Jobbed; jobbing.
1550s, in phrase jobbe of worke "piece of work" (contrasted with continuous labor), of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of gobbe "mass, lump" (c.1400; see gob) via sense of "a cart-load." Sense of "work done for pay" first recorded 1650s. Thieves' slang sense of "theft, robbery, a planned crime" is from 1722. Printing sense is from 1795. Slang meaning "specimen, thing, person" is from 1927.\n\njob. (1) A low mean lucrative busy affair. (2) Petty, piddling work; a piece of chance work.
[Johnson's Dictionary]\nOn the job "hard at work" is from 1882. Job lot is from obsolete sense of "cartload, lump," which might also ultimately be from gob. Job security attested by 1954; job description by 1920; job-sharing by 1972.\n
n. 1 A task. 2 An economic role for which a person is paid. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To do odd jobs or occasional work for hire. 2 (context intransitive English) To work as a jobber. 3 (context intransitive professional wrestling slang English) To take the loss. 4 (context transitive trading English) To buy and sell for profit, as securities; to speculate in. 5 (context transitive often with out English) To subcontract a project or delivery in small portions to a number of contractors. 6 (context intransitive English) To seek private gain under pretence of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage. 7 To strike or stab with a pointed instrument. 8 To thrust in, as a pointed instrument. 9 To hire or let in periods of service.
v. profit privately from public office and official business
work occasionally; "As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"
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]
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]
the performance of a piece of work; "she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"; "he gave it up as a bad job"
the responsibility to do something; "it is their job to print the truth"
a workplace; as in the expression "on the job";
an object worked on; a result produced by working; "he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"
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]
a damaging piece of work; "dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"; "the barber did a real job on my hair"
a crime (especially a robbery); "the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis" [syn: caper]
a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
(computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply [syn: Book of Job]
A job is a regular activity performed in exchange for payment.
Job may also refer to:
Job ( ; ) is the central figure of the Book of Job in the Bible. Job is a prophet in the Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In rabbinical literature, Iyov (אִיּוֹב) is called one of the prophets of the Gentiles.
Job is presented as a good and prosperous family man who is beset with horrendous disasters that take away all that he holds dear, including his offspring, his health, and his property. He struggles to understand his situation and begins a search for the answers to his difficulties.
In professional wrestling slang, a job is a losing performance in a wrestling match. It is derived from the euphemism "doing one's job", which was employed to protect kayfabe. The term can be used a number of ways. When a wrestler is booked to lose a match it is described as "a job". The act itself is described with the verb jobbing, while the act of booking (rather than being booked) to job is called jobbing out. To lose a match fairly (meaning without any kayfabe rules being broken) is to job cleanly. Wrestlers who routinely (or rarely but exclusively) lose matches are known as jobbers. A regular jobber skilled at enhancing the matches he loses, as opposed to a mediocre local rookie or part-timer, is called a carpenter.
Archbishop Job (Osacky) of Chicago (March 18, 1946 – December 18, 2009) was the archbishop of the Orthodox Church in America's Diocese of the Midwest until his unexpected death. His territory included Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Archbishop Job was born Richard John Osacky in Chicago on March 18, 1946. Saints Peter and Paul Church, at 53rd Street and Western Avenue, was his home parish. He completed university studies at Northern Illinois University and, after graduating from Saint Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary in 1970, he served as cantor and youth director at Saint John the Baptist Church in Black Lick, Pennsylvania. He assumed responsibilities in leading Divine Services in the prescribed manner for readers, conducting religious education and youth work, and writing icons.
In 1973, Reader John was ordained to the diaconate and consequently to the priesthood by (then) Bishop Theodosius of Pittsburgh. He was assigned to the parish in Black Lick, where he also served as spiritual director for the Orthodox Christian Fellowship at nearby Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
In 1975, he was blessed a riasaphor monk, and later was tonsured a monk in the Lesser Schema by (then) Bishop Herman in August 1982. In November of that year he was elevated to the rank of archimandrite.
The Diocese of New England nominated Job as their diocesan bishop. The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America ratified the nomination and elected him Bishop of Hartford and the Diocese of New England. He was consecrated to the episcopacy on January 29, 1983, at All Saints Church in Hartford, Connecticut.
At its session of November 5, 1992, the Holy Synod of Bishops elected Bishop Job as Bishop of Chicago and Diocese of the Midwest. He was enthroned as Bishop of his native city at Holy Trinity Cathedral on February 6, 1993.
In addition to his regular duties as the ruling hierarch of the Diocese of the Midwest, Abp. Job was recognized as an accomplished icon painter and an authority in the field. At the 17 March 2004 session of the Holy Synod, Bishop Job was elevated to the rank of archbishop.
Archbishop Job died unexpectedly in the morning of December 18, 2009 in a hotel in Maumee, Ohio.
Job is a bronze sculpture, created by American artist Judith Shea. It is located on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus in Indianapolis, Indiana. The piece was created in 2005 and placed on loan at Herron School of Art and Design for the school's first Public Sculpture Invitational, held between May 2005 and August 2006. In 2008, Herron acquired Job, with financial support from Jane Fortune, Dr. Robert Hesse, William Fortune Jr., and Joseph Blakley.
A person's job is their role in society. A job is an activity, often regular and often performed in exchange for payment. Many people have multiple jobs, such as those of parent, homemaker, and employee. A person can begin a job by becoming an employee, volunteering, starting a business, or becoming a parent. The duration of a job may range from an hour (in the case of odd jobs) to a lifetime (in the case of some judges).
An activity that requires a person's mental or physical effort is work (as in "a day's work"). If a person is trained for a certain type of job, they may have a profession. The series of jobs a person holds in their life is their career.
Job is a 1930 novel by the Austrian writer Joseph Roth. It has the subtitle "The Story of a Simple Man" ("Roman eines einfachen Mannes"). It tells the story of an orthodox Jew whose faith is weakened when he moves from Tsarist Russia to New York. The story is based on the Book of Job.
Job is a major figure in the Bible. People with the same given name include:
- Patriarch Job of Alexandria, Greek Patriarch of Alexandria from 954 to 960
- Patriarch Job of Moscow (died 1607), first Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia and a saint of the Orthodox Church
- Job of Pochayiv (c. 1551 – 1651), Ukrainian Orthodox monk and Eastern Orthodox saint
- Job (Osacky) (1946–2009), archbishop of the Orthodox Church
- Job Adriaenszoon Berckheyde (1630–1698), Dutch painter
- Sir Job Charlton, 1st Baronet (c. 1614–1697), barrister, member and briefly Speaker of the House of Commons of England, and judge
- Job Charnock (c. 1630–1692), English East India Company administrator 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 of Representatives
- Job Harriman (1861–1925), vice presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America and founder of a utopian community
- Job Dean Jessop (1926–2001), American jockey
- Job Koech Kinyor (born 1990), Kenyan middle-distance runner
- Job Mann (1795–1873), member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
- Job de Roincé (1896–1981), French journalist and writer
- Job ben Solomon or Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (1701–1773), Muslim transported to America as a slave
- Job Tausinga (born 1951), Minister for Education and Human Resources Development of the Solomon Islands
- Job Throckmorton (1545–1601), English religious pamphleteer and Member of Parliament
Job is the surname of:
- Brian Job (born 1951), American former swimmer
- Joseph-Désiré Job (born 1977), Cameroonian footballer
- Ignjat Job (1895–1936), Croatian painter
- Nick Job (born 1949), English golfer
In computing, a job is a unit of work or unit of execution (that performs said work). A component of a job (as a unit of work) is called a task or a step (if sequential, as in a job stream). As a unit of execution, a job may be concretely identified with a single process, which may in turn have subprocesses ( child processes; the process corresponding to the job being the parent process) which perform the tasks or steps that comprise the work of the job; or with a process group; or with an abstract reference to a process or process group, as in Unix job control.
Jobs can be started interactively, such as from a command line, or scheduled for non-interactive execution by a job scheduler, and then controlled via automatic or manual job control. Jobs that have finite input can complete, successfully or unsuccessfully, or fail to complete and eventually be terminated. By contrast, online processing such as by servers has open-ended input (they service requests as long as they run), and thus never complete, only stopping when terminated (sometimes called "canceled"): a server's job is never done.
Jacques Marie Gaston Onfroy de Bréville, known by the pen name Job after his initials (25 November 1858, Bar-le-Duc – 15 September 1931, Neuilly-sur-Seine) was a French artist and illustrator.
Usage examples of "job".
And very ably commanded, as it turned out, by the inexperienced Bibulus, who learned ruthlessly and developed a talent for his job.
The job of my task force is to establish Abraxas and his good works all over the world.
The Internet and the news services were abuzz with speculation, and a few editorials were suggesting that maybe the Probability Assessment Unit had completed its job and needed to be scaled back.
Both these jobs, the mast and the se acock demanded that the boat be taken to a yard, but if I did that I risked some lawyer slapping a lien on her.
The outlets I depend on, use for survival and have become addicted to are gone, replaced by Doctors and Nurses and Counselors and Rules and Regulations and Pills and Lectures and Mandatory Meals and Jobs in the morning and none of them do a fucking thing for me.
L staff whose job was to check identifications before allowing admittance to the ball.
The ubiquitous geocomputing network there was crude compared to the varied services on Earth, but it did the job, and did it without inserting animated advertorials, which was a blessing.
There was an affectionate note from Eleanor Roosevelt: From all sides I have been hearing of the wonderful job you have done on your goodwill tour, and I have felt proud that you were representing our country.
I was especially happy whenever I was sent afield to take the place of some peasant shepherd who was ill or drunk or otherwise incapacitated, for I enjoyed being by myself in the green pastures, and the herding of sheep is no backbreaking job.
But ask yourself if you truly are willing to bet your savings, your job, or your life that Saddam Hussein will not use a nuclear weapon or embark on some new aggression in the belief that his nuclear weapons will deter the United States.
FDA falling down on the job when it came to safeguarding the purity of whatever remedy the ailment of the moment demanded.
After the attack we climb and fly back to the airfield by the shortest route, well satisfied with the good job we have done and with the success of our defensive measures.
You protect yourself from the evil, Alan, with your Red Sox and your opera and your funny little job.
Something in the slurry of Carbuncle grist would not let the algorithmic security cops that patrolled the virtuality do their job here and keep the programming from intermingling with its surroundings however it so chose.
The allegation on the tapes that Vernon Jordan was trying to silence Lewinsky with a job was the perfect link to their investigation of Jordan, whom they suspected was trying to silence Webster Hubbell by helping him get a lucrative contract with Revlon.