job Definition

  • 1a paid position of regular employment
  • 2a task or piece of work, especially one that is paid
  • 3a responsibility or duty

Using job: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "job" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I have a job interview tomorrow.

  • Example

    He lost his job due to the pandemic.

  • Example

    My job is to manage the team's schedule.

  • Example

    She did a great job on the project.

job Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for job

Antonyms for job

Idioms Using job

  • have a job on one's hands

    to have a difficult task to deal with


    We have a job on our hands trying to finish this project on time.

  • to deceive or trick someone


    He really did a job on me with that fake news.

  • lose one's job

    to be fired from one's employment


    He lost his job due to budget cuts.

Phrases with job

  • to complete a task successfully


    We need to get the job done before the deadline.

  • while working


    He was injured on the job.

  • to do something well


    She made a good job of organizing the event.

Origins of job

from Middle English 'jobbe', meaning 'piece of work'


Summary: job in Brief

The term 'job' [dʒɒb] refers to a paid position of regular employment, a task or piece of work, and a responsibility or duty. It can denote a profession or career, as in 'He has a job in finance,' or a specific task, as in 'She did a great job on the project.' Phrases like 'get the job done' and idioms like 'have a job on one's hands' extend its usage to encompass successful task completion and difficult challenges.

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