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  • 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden thrust or stab; a jab. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Job — may refer to:* a joe (role) served by a person or thing: ** Employment, where a person is in a long term relationship performing a service for an employer ** Occupation (economic), where a person performs a certain role over a long period ***… …   Wikipedia

  • Job — (j[o^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jobbed} (j[o^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Jobbing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To strike or stab with a pointed instrument. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To thrust in, as a pointed instrument. Moxon. [1913 Webster] 3. To do or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Job — (j[=o]b), n. The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the prototypical patient man. [1913 Webster] {Job s comforter}. (a) A false friend; a tactless or malicious person who, under pretense of sympathy, insinuates rebukes. (b) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Job — Job, v. i. 1. To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work. [1913 Webster] Authors of all work, to job for the season. Moore. [1913 Webster] 2. To seek private gain under pretense of public service; to turn public matters to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • job — I. noun Etymology: perhaps from obsolete English job lump Date: circa 1627 1. a. a piece of work; especially a small miscellaneous piece of work undertaken on order at a stated rate b. the object or material on which work is being done c.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • job — See: DO A JOB ON, FALL DOWN ON THE JOB, LIE DOWN ON THE JOB, ON THE JOB …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Job — noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Iōb, from Hebrew Iyyōbh Date: 14th century 1. the hero of the book of Job who endures afflictions with fortitude and faith 2. a narrative and poetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see bible… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Job Corps — is a no cost education and vocational training program administered by the Office of the United States Secretary of the Department of Labor. It serves youth, ages 16 through 24.Job Corps offers career planning, on the job training, job placement …   Wikipedia

  • Job satisfaction — describes how content an individual is with his or her job. The happier people are within their job, the more satisfied they are said to be. Job satisfaction is not the same as motivation, although it is clearly linked. Job design aims to enhance …   Wikipedia

  • Job security — is the probability that an individual will keep his or her job; a job with a high level of job security is such that a person with the job would have a small chance of becoming unemployedTrends Affecting Job SecurityTypically, government jobs and …   Wikipedia

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