Job is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of job, followed by 44 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
EXAMPLES - Job in a Sentence
- Over the last decade, the word job has gone planetary. (source)
- Using the term "job creators" is doing exactly the same thing!!! (source)
- Deolu, its true that "what you call your job won't make you free" (source)
- Now that is what I call job creation - How'd ya like them apples, President Obama? (source)
- The equipment is supplied to us by the client and we're there on a term job for them. (source)
- A psychotherapist's main job is to act as a guide in your recovery and healing process. (source)
- My main job is to provide a roof over your head, food on the table and money in your pocket. (source)
- Alex Ferguson's assistant at Manchester United, which he described as a job without pressure. (source)
- In the next two months, we're going to hear the phrase job killing at the rate of infinity per hour. (source)
- Indeed, as some commentators have remarked, since the term "konkatsu" derives from the term job hunting (source)
- "There are a couple of members of my family whose main job is to fill the cracks before the painting begins." (source)
- $workload = $job - > workload (); echo "Received job:". $job - > handle (). " "; echo "Workload: $workload "; (source)
- The storm will create near-term job losses, but those will dissipate, says MF Global economist James O'Sullivan. (source)
- She called her job to tell them she ` d be running a few minutes late because she couldn ` t get water at her house. (source)
- Despite being a highly trained Imperial pilot, her main job is to stand around, waiting for Starkiller to notice her. (source)
- The problem now is that few people have the kind of long-term job security that our housing policies take for granted. (source)
- Boehner said the forum would likely also address what he called the job killing initiatives of the Obama Administration. (source)
- I know your rural and sometimes get limited by those Horizons but this here Hain job is a beauty for every (bean counter) in MPS. (source)
- MARCUS MABRY, "THE NEW YORK TIMES" INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EDITOR: Well first of all he has to do what he calls a job recovery act. (source)
- In decades past, the fieldworkers whose main job is to follow up with households that haven't mailed back their forms tended to be older. (source)
- "Their main job is to present a good image so they have to be good looking," said the human resources director of the law enforcement bureau. (source)
- There's still enormous competition to get into the top-tier schools, many of which offer the most generous aid packages and long-term job security. (source)
- Q Now, it's my information, I want to check it with yours, that what you call the job stimulus part of your economic plan is in trouble in the Senate. (source)
- Rhea Shay Myers, a medical assistant who has been out of work since April, says she would welcome a short-term job, even just a few hours of manual labor. (source)
- He did what he called job work, which consisted of undertaking jobs, and hiring men to work under him, if the job was too great to be performed by himself. (source)
- The McCain campaign today launching an all-out attack on Senator Obama's ability to lead, McCain blasting Obama for being what he calls a job-killing socialist. (source)
- Even today, native speakers of English hear in the word job a range of occupational senses from the lowly and hourly to the permanent and fabulously remunerated. (source)
- We've now got to get on with the job of delivering the emergency medical and food and water and shelter supplies, and then set about the long-term job of reconstruction. (source)
- Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, said last week that the Democrats were using the calamity in the gulf to push what he described as a job-killing climate change bill. (source)
- In areas where the government has a significant opportunity for impact, it would be pennywise and pound foolish not to take advantage of our capacity to encourage near-term job creation. (source)
- So I think there is space upon whatever they discover, there's always the opportunity until we get a term job somewhere else that they would continue to extend the rig from one well to another. (source)
- Mr. Nulty sees broadband deployment not just as a short-term job creator but as a long-term investment in critical U.S. infrastructure, the equivalent of rural electrification in the 1930s and 1940s. (source)
- Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi warned that South Africa could face a two-day national strike by the end of August over the government's privatisation policy and what he called job destruction. (source)
- Long term job prospects are limited and this position is offered only on a short term basis as a potential incoming government is pledged to close down the organization or at least merge it with a rival. (source)
- U.S. Sen. John Kerry, Worcester Mayor Konstantina Lukes and top Army brass yesterday praised what they called a job well-done by Burnes and 300 other soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry regiment. (source)
- My scenerio does not require the Republicans to go away, just to be irrelevant and be a rump political party with zero chance of affecting policy and whose main job is to act as a foil for the dominate Republican Party. (source)
- "This is what we call job security in north Texas," said Brent Russell, owner of Tarrant County Pest Control in Arlington as he pulled a shiny steel pesticide canister and a pair of green rubber gloves from his truck's toolbox. (source)
- By the way, emphasizing the ability to *** continue with a single health care insurer in moving from job to job*** is a gaping untapped market of import and would go a long way to address the financial problems, as well as to draw support. (source)
- After complimenting her on what they called a job well done, the Beaufort County Board of Education on Tuesday night gave Superintendent Valerie Truesdale a $17,500 bonus, a $7,600 raise in annual base pay and a one-year extension of her contract. (source)
- To use an example, if you are a point gurad, your main job is to be able to handle the rock under control and pressure, contol the pace of the game, make sure all your teamates are doing their job correctly and be your coaches on the court general. (source)
- With the immediate oil spill crisis still at hand, President Obama will briefly shift his attention Tuesday to the long-term job of determining the cause of the explosion and evaluating changes that should be made to prevent such a disaster in the future. (source)
- Other than youth jobs programs and trade reform, the benefits of which would be very quickly realized and instantly accredited to the economy, the biggest near-term job creation opportunity is in rebuilding old and building new infrastructure, of which we need a staggering $3 trillion worth. (source)
- The Democrat issued a statement earlier Monday in which he called the job in Kansas '3rd Congressional District "tiring" and added: "I have always sought to represent the moderate mainstream of the district, which I hope now will host a robust competition between the two parties to fill this congressional seat." (source)
- Yet current development programs in Iraq -- like the Commanders 'Emergency Response Fund, which lets senior military officials spend money on "urgent humanitarian relief and reconstruction" projects -- focus largely on short-term job creation, not on sustainable economic development that reduces unemployment in the long term. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 44 example sentences provided below is 56.0, which suggests that "job" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 44 synonyms for job.
activity, appointment, assignment, berth, billet, business, calling, capacity, career, chore, connection, craft, daily grind, engagement, faculty, function, gig, grind, handicraft, line, livelihood, means, niche, nine-to-five, occupation, office, opening, operation, place, position, post, posting, profession, pursuit, racket, rat race, situation, spot, stint, swindle, task, trade, vocation, work
We have 11 antonyms for job.
avocation, entertainment, fun, hobby, idleness, inability, incompetence, pastime, recreation, surrender, unemployment
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of job from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A regular activity performed in exchange for payment, especially as one's trade, occupation, or profession.
- (noun) A position in which one is employed.
- (noun) A task that must be done: Washing the windows is not my job.
- (noun) A specified duty or responsibility. See Synonyms at task.
- (noun) A specific piece of work to be done for a set fee: an expensive repair job.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A task.
- (noun) An economic role for which a person is paid.
- (noun) Plastic surgery; see e.g. nose job.
- (noun) A task, or series of tasks, carried out in batch mode (especially on a mainframe computer)
- (noun) A thing (often used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.
- (noun) A piece of chance or occasional work; any definite work undertaken in gross for a fixed price.
- (noun) 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.
- (noun) Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.
- (noun) A situation or opportunity of work.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To strike, stab, or punch, as with something pointed.
- (None) To drive; force.
- (None) To aim a blow; strike at something.
- (noun) A sudden stab, prick, or thrust, as with anything pointed; a jab.
- (noun) A small piece of wood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
- (noun) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
- (noun) an object worked on; a result produced by working
- (verb) work occasionally
- (noun) a damaging piece of work