occupation, business, job, line of work, line(noun)
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, job, 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
job, task, chore(noun)
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"
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"
the responsibility to do something
"it is their job to print the truth"
the performance of a piece of work
"she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"; "he gave it up as a bad job"
a damaging piece of work
"dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"; "the barber did a real job on my hair"
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"
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
Job, Book of Job(noun)
a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
a crime (especially a robbery)
"the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"
profit privately from public office and official business
subcontract, farm out, job(verb)
arranged for contracted work to be done by others
"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"
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, job
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for job
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- مهنة, مهمة, وظيفة, عملArabic
- рабо́та, працаBelarusian
- задача, рабо́та, ра́бота, пласти́чна опера́ция, зада́ча, занаятBulgarian
- feina, treballCatalan, Valencian
- swydd, tasgWelsh
- Beruf, Aufgabe, Stelle, Auftrag, Job, Anstellung, Arbeit, jobbenGerman
- δουλειά, πλαστική, εργασία, -πλαστικήGreek
- metio, taskoEsperanto
- camello, trabajo, curro, talacha, tarea, chamba, laburo, empleo, pegaSpanish
- työ, tehtävä, jobata, keikkailla, pilkkoa, tehdä, hävitä, keikkatyö, pätkätyöFinnish
- boulot, -plastie, métier, travail, plastie, tâche, job, emploi, posteFrench
- obair, cosnadh, dreuchd, carScottish Gaelic
- állás, munka, feladat, beosztásHungarian
- գործ, աշխատանք, պաշտոն, առաջադրանքArmenian
- starf, verkefni, vinna, verkIcelandic
- compito, lavoro, mestiereItalian
- ジョブ, バイト, 仕事Japanese
- 직업, 일자리Korean
- ນັກງານ, ງານLao
- job, werk, beroep, taak, baanDutch
- zajęcie, praca, zadaniePolish
- trabalho, serviço, emprego, tarefa, job, plástica, empreitarPortuguese
- рабо́та, до́лжность, зада́ча, де́ло, заня́тиеRussian
- posao, рад, посао, radSerbo-Croatian
- jobb, arbete, uppdrag, anställning, uppgift, tjänst, jobbaSwedish
- การ, การงาน, งานThai
- trabaho, gawain, hanapbuhayTagalog
- görev, iş, vazifeTurkish
- пра́ця, робо́таUkrainian
- công việcVietnamese
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