Synonyms for job


1. occupation, business, job, line of work, line, activity
usage: the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
2. job, task, chore, duty
usage: 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"
3. job, workplace, work
usage: a workplace; as in the expression "on the job";
4. job, product, production
usage: an object worked on; a result produced by working; "he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"
5. job, duty, responsibility, obligation
usage: the responsibility to do something; "it is their job to print the truth"
6. job, work
usage: the performance of a piece of work; "she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"; "he gave it up as a bad job"
7. job, work
usage: a damaging piece of work; "dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"; "the barber did a real job on my hair"
8. problem, job, difficulty
usage: 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"
9. Job
usage: a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
10. Job, unfortunate, unfortunate person
usage: any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
11. job, application, application program, applications programme
usage: (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
12. Job, Book of Job
usage: a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
13. caper, job, robbery
usage: a crime (especially a robbery); "the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"


1. job, cheat, chisel
usage: profit privately from public office and official business
2. subcontract, farm out, job, hire, engage, employ
usage: arranged for contracted work to be done by others
3. job, work, do work
usage: work occasionally; "As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"
4. speculate, job, invest, put, commit, place
usage: 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"
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