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Another word for job

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Noun
  1. Activity pursued as a livelihood

      1. The state of being employed:
      2. The state of being employed, esp. for pay; paid service; employment
      3. (Archaic) Work or occupation
      1. (Countable) A racquet: an implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton.
      2. A wooden paddle, as one used in table tennis.
      3. A dishonest or fraudulent business or practice.
      1. Occupation, profession, business, trade, craft, etc.
      2. A factory, plant, or similar building or complex of buildings where a specific type of business or industry is carried on. Often used in combination:
      3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood:
      1. A call, summons, or impulsion to perform a certain function or enter a certain career, esp. a religious one
      2. (--- Theology) A calling of an individual by God, especially for a religious career.
      3. An inclination or aptness for a certain kind of work:
      1. The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
      2. A branch or kind of business:
      3. A means of earning one's living; occupation, work, or line of business
      1. An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.
      2. The act of pursuing.
      3. An occupation, career, interest, etc. to which one devotes time and energy
      1. The body of persons in any such calling or occupation
      2. An occupation, such as law, medicine, or engineering, that requires considerable training and specialized study.
      3. The act or ceremony of taking vows on formally entering a religious order
      1. An occupying or being occupied; specif., the seizure and control of a country or area by military forces
      2. An activity that serves as one's regular source of livelihood; a vocation.
      3. That which chiefly engages one's time; (one's) trade, profession, or business
      1. An open or functioning telephone connection:
      2. A sequence of related things that leads to a certain ending:
      3. One's trade, occupation, or field of interest:
      1. (Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
      2. The number or percentage of persons gainfully employed
      3. The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
      1. An article or articles made by a process using manual skills
      2. Any occupation or avocation requiring special skills, especially manual ones, including carpentry, sewing, pottery, etc.
      3. The practitioners of such an occupation or trade considered as a group.
      1. A profession or occupation which one trains for and pursues as a lifework
      2. The general course or progression of one's working life or one's professional achievements:
      3. One's progress through life or in one's work
      1. A job or occupation.
      2. A strong urge to become religious.
      3. An inner urge or a strong impulse, especially one believed to be divinely inspired.
      1. Serious work or endeavor:
      2. A commercial enterprise or establishment:
      3. One's work, occupation, or profession
      1. The conscious use of the imagination in the production of objects intended to be contemplated or appreciated as beautiful, as in the arrangement of forms, sounds, or words.
      2. Products of this activity; imaginative works considered as a group:
      3. Any branch of creative work, esp. painting, drawing, or work in any other graphic or plastic medium
    See also:

    action

  2. A post of employment

      1. (Colloquial, computing) A gigabyte.
      2. A job, especially a booking for musicians.
      3. A long, light ship's boat, esp. one reserved for the commanding officer
      1. A locality; place
      2. (Informal) Position; situation; job
      3. (Informal) Position or place in a schedule or listing
      1. A position in a group, series, sequence, etc.
      2. A position of employment in an organization or hierarchy.
      3. An assigned place in a sequence or schedule:
      1. The combination of circumstances at any given time
      2. A position of employment
      3. A place; locality
      1. A situation as it relates to the surrounding circumstances:
      2. A place high in society, business, etc.
      3. An advantageous place or location:
      1. The part of space occupied by a person or thing
      2. An office; employment; position
      3. The proper or customary position or order:
      1. A duty or function assigned to or assumed by someone:
      2. The administrative personnel, executives, or staff working in such a place:
      3. A place in which business, clerical, or professional activities are conducted.
      1. The part of a harness strap that passes through a buckle.
      2. A position, job, or situation
      3. The sleeping place assigned to a sailor on ship
      1. A job or position, especially on a ship.
      2. A place to sleep or stay; accommodations:
      3. Any sleeping place
      1. An appointing or being appointed; specif., a naming or selecting for an office, position, etc.
      2. The act of appointing or designating someone for an office or position.
      3. An arrangement to do something or meet someone at a particular time and place.
    See also:

    place

  3. A piece of work that has been assigned

      1. An undertaking involving labor or difficulty
      2. A piece of work assigned to or demanded of a person
      3. A function to be performed; an objective:
      1. A limitation or restriction:
      2. An assigned task or quantity of work
      3. A length of time spent in a particular way, especially doing a job or fulfilling a duty:
      1. A subdivision of a governmental department:
      2. Public position:
      3. A duty or function assigned to or assumed by someone:
      1. An act or a course of action that is required of one by position, social custom, law, or religion:
      2. Required action or service:
      3. Any action, task, etc. required by or relating to one's occupation or position
      1. A small routine task, as of a housekeeper or farmer
      2. A hard or unpleasant task
      3. An unpleasant or burdensome task:
      1. An assigning or being assigned; appointment; allotment
      2. (Law) a transfer of something from one person to another, especially property, or a claim or right; the document that effects this transfer
      3. The act of assigning:
    See also:

    work

  4. The proper activity of a person or thing

    See also:

    do

  5. A difficult or tedious undertaking

      1. An undertaking involving labor or difficulty
      2. A piece of work assigned to or demanded of a person
      3. A function to be performed; an objective:
      1. The force needed by a machine to accomplish work on a load.
      2. Something done or produced through exertion; an achievement:
      3. A try, esp. a hard try; attempt; endeavor
      1. A small routine task, as of a housekeeper or farmer
      2. A hard or unpleasant task
      3. An unpleasant or burdensome task:

Another word for job

Noun
  1. Gainful employment

      1. A light, two-wheeled, open carriage drawn by one horse
      2. A job, especially a booking for musicians.
      3. (Nautical) A long light ship's boat, usually reserved for use by the ship's captain.
      1. (Obs.) The power to do; ability to perform an action
      2. Power or ability to do some particular thing; special aptitude or skill
      3. The teachers and instructors of a school or college, or of one of its divisions, especially those considered permanent, full-time employees.
      1. The ability to contain, absorb, or receive and hold
      2. The position in which one functions; role:
      3. A condition of being qualified or authorized; position, function, status, etc.
      1. A function or position.
      2. The function or position of something.
      3. A character or part played by a performer or actor.
      1. The normal or characteristic action of anything; esp., any of the natural, specialized actions of a system, organ, or part of an animal or plant
      2. The action or purpose for which a person or thing is suited or employed, especially:
      3. A special duty or performance required in the course of work or activity
      1. An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.
      2. The act of pursuing.
      3. An occupation, career, interest, etc. to which one devotes time and energy
      1. (Sports) Position or seed in a tournament bracket.
      2. A job or position, especially on a ship.
      3. A position, place, office, job, etc.
      1. The customary, proper, or natural position, time, or character
      2. Room or space, especially adequate space:
      3. A job, post, or position:
      1. Any occupation or avocation requiring special skills, especially manual ones, including carpentry, sewing, pottery, etc.
      2. The practitioners of such an occupation or trade considered as a group.
      3. Any of various hobbies in which things are made by hand, including painting, origami, scrapbooking, etc.
      1. A profession or occupation which one trains for and pursues as a lifework
      2. The general course or progression of one's working life or one's professional achievements:
      3. One's progress through life or in one's work
      1. (--- Theology) A calling of an individual by God, especially for a religious career.
      2. A call, summons, or impulsion to perform a certain function or enter a certain career, esp. a religious one
      3. An inclination or aptness for a certain kind of work:
      1. An area or setting of practical activity or application outside an office, school, factory, or laboratory:
      2. A realm of knowledge or of special work or opportunity
      3. (Sports) An area in which an athletic event takes place, especially the area inside or near to a running track, where field events are held.
      1. A job or occupation.
      2. A strong urge to become religious.
      3. An inner urge or a strong impulse, especially one believed to be divinely inspired.
      1. A row of written or printed characters extending across or part way across a page
      2. A connected series of persons or things following each other in time or place; succession
      3. One's trade, occupation, or field of interest:
      1. A branch or kind of business:
      2. An exchange of one thing for another:
      3. A means of earning one's living; occupation, work, or line of business
      1. The body of persons in any such calling or occupation
      2. An occupation, such as law, medicine, or engineering, that requires considerable training and specialized study.
      3. The act or ceremony of taking vows on formally entering a religious order
      1. Serious work or endeavor:
      2. An incidental action performed by an actor on the stage to fill a pause between lines or to provide interesting detail.
      3. One's work, occupation, or profession
      1. The number or percentage of persons gainfully employed
      2. (Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
      3. The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
      1. An activity that serves as one's regular source of livelihood; a vocation.
      2. That which chiefly engages one's time; (one's) trade, profession, or business
      3. The act or process of holding or possessing a place.
      1. An artistic creation, such as a painting, sculpture, or literary or musical composition, or a creative result of other human activity:
      2. The place where one is employed
      3. One's place of employment:
      1. The building, room, or series of rooms in which the affairs of a business, professional person, branch of government, etc. are carried on
      2. A place in which business, clerical, or professional activities are conducted.
      3. The administrative personnel, executives, or staff working in such a place:
      1. The state of being appointed to a service or office; an office to which one is appointed; station; position.
      2. An arrangement for a meeting; an engagement.
      3. An arrangement to do something or meet someone at a particular time and place.
      1. The manner in which a person or thing is placed or posed, or the manner in which parts are arranged [a dog in a sitting position]; specif., any of various customary postures assumed by an individual [the lotus position] or a couple [the missionary position]
      2. A place high in society, business, etc.
      3. The place where a person or thing is, esp. in relation to others; location; situation; site
      1. (Army, Brit.) Either of two bugle calls (first post and last post) sounded to indicate the time to retire at night: the last post is also sounded at military funerals and remembrance services
      2. (Basketball) A position usually taken by the center close to the basket or below the foul line, serving as the focus of the team's offense.
      3. Any place originally marked by or associated with a post, as the starting or finishing point of a horse race
      1. The combination of circumstances at any given time
      2. A place; locality
      3. A position of employment; a post:
  2. Something to be done

      1. Tasks that are tedious and monotonous or trivial and menial, usually inherent in the operations of a larger project
      2. Monotonous work or menial tasks that have to be done usually as part of a large complex job or project.
      3. (Informal) Work that is regarded as tedious and routine or menial
      1. One who keeps watch.
      2. A person detailed to watch; sentry
      3. The act of observing or keeping watch.
      1. (Informal) A laborious task, routine, or study:
      2. (Slang) A circular movement of the hips made by or as by a striptease dancer
      3. Long, difficult, tedious work or study; drudgery
      1. Tedious, menial, or unpleasant work.
      1. A task performed by such effort
      2. Something that binds, snares, or entangles one; an entrapment:
      3. Labour, work
      1. Workers considered as a group.
      2. A specific task or effort, especially a painful or arduous one:
      3. A particular form of work or method of working:
      1. A factory, plant, or similar building or complex of buildings where a specific type of business or industry is carried on. Often used in combination:
      2. An artistic creation, such as a painting, sculpture, or literary or musical composition, or a creative result of other human activity:
      3. One's place of employment:
      1. The act of transacting or the fact of being transacted.
      2. A record of business conducted at a meeting; proceedings.
      3. Something transacted, especially a business agreement or exchange.
      1. An instance or method of efficient, productive activity:
      2. (Mathematics) A process or action, such as addition, substitution, transposition, or differentiation, performed in a specified sequence and in accordance with specific rules.
      3. The condition of being in action or at work
      1. A ceremony, rite, or service for a special purpose, especially the Office of the Dead.
      2. The building, room, or series of rooms in which the affairs of a business, professional person, branch of government, etc. are carried on
      3. The administrative personnel, executives, or staff working in such a place:
      1. A thing done; act
      2. Something that is carried out; an act or action.
      3. Action or performance in general:
      1. Areas of a country situated away from the capital or population center.
      2. (Ecology) An area of land, less extensive than a region, having a characteristic plant and animal population.
      3. A division of the world, smaller than a region, with reference to the plants or animals found there
      1. A person or thing entrusted to someone's care
      2. Supervision; management:
      3. Care; custody:
      1. The normal or characteristic action of anything; esp., any of the natural, specialized actions of a system, organ, or part of an animal or plant
      2. The action or purpose for which a person or thing is suited or employed, especially:
      3. A special duty or performance required in the course of work or activity
      1. An entrusting, as of power and authority, to a person or body
      2. (Mil.) An official certificate conferring rank; specif., a document issued by the government, making one a commissioned officer in the U.S. armed forces
      3. The act of granting certain powers or the authority to carry out a particular task or duty.
      1. A subject of concern, feeling, or action:
      2. What all (material) things are made of; whatever occupies space and is perceptible to the senses in some way: in modern physics, matter and energy are regarded as equivalents, mutually convertible according to Einstein's formula, E = mc2 (i.e., energy equals mass multiplied by the square of the velocity of light); in dualistic thinking, matter is regarded as the opposite of mind, spirit, etc.
      3. Something that is the subject of discussion, concern, action, etc.; thing or affair
      1. Services offered by a medical staff, hospital, nursing home, etc. to a patient
      2. Close attention, as in doing something well or avoiding harm:
      3. Interest, regard, or liking:
      1. A short trip taken to perform a specified task, usually for another.
      2. A trip to carry a message or do a definite thing, often esp. for someone else
      3. The thing to be done on such a trip; purpose or object for which one goes or is sent
      1. An undertaking requiring concerted effort:
      2. An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
      3. A special unit of work, research, etc., as in a school, a laboratory, etc.
      1. Specifically, the business of an undertaker, or the management of funerals.
      2. The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business.
      3. That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.
      1. An undertaking, especially one of some scope, complication, and risk.
      2. A business organization.
      3. Industrious, systematic activity, especially when directed toward profit:
      1. The constraining power of a promise, contract, law, or sense of duty:
      2. A social, legal, or moral requirement, such as a duty, contract, or promise, that compels one to follow or avoid a particular course of action:
      3. The state, fact, or feeling of being indebted to another for a special service or favor received:
      1. Interest in or regard for a person or thing
      2. A business establishment or enterprise; a firm.
      3. A matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business
      1. Matters of business or concern
      2. Personal business:
      3. A thing to be done; business
      1. A body of persons sent to a foreign land by a religious organization, especially a Christian organization, to spread its faith or provide educational, medical, and other assistance.
      2. An ambition or purpose that is assumed by a person or group:
      3. An organization for carrying on missionary work in a territory.
      1. The process of doing or performing something:
      2. A document formally stating what has been done, made into law, etc.
      3. A performance or entertainment usually forming part of a longer presentation:
      1. The state or process of acting or doing:
      2. Organized activity to accomplish an objective:
      3. The most important or exciting work or activity in a specific field or area:
      1. Something that is emotionally difficult to bear.
      2. A source of great worry or stress; weight:
      3. Anything one has to bear or put up with; heavy load, as of work, duty, responsibility, or sorrow
      1. Serious work or endeavor:
      2. A matter, affair, activity, etc.
      3. One's work, occupation, or profession
      1. Condition, quality, fact, or instance of being responsible; obligation, accountability, dependability, etc.
      2. (Military) The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
      3. (Military) The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
      1. Required action or service:
      2. The amount of work that a machine is meant to do; rated efficiency under specified conditions
      3. An act or a course of action that is required of one by position, social custom, law, or religion:
      1. A limitation or restriction:
      2. A length of time spent in a particular way, especially doing a job or fulfilling a duty:
      3. An assigned task or quantity of work
      1. A hard or unpleasant task
      2. A small routine task, as of a housekeeper or farmer
      3. An unpleasant or burdensome task:
      1. (Education) a task given to students, homework or coursework
      2. The act of assigning:
      3. (Law) a transfer of something from one person to another, especially property, or a claim or right; the document that effects this transfer
      1. An undertaking involving labor or difficulty
      2. A function to be performed; an objective:
      3. A piece of work assigned to or demanded of a person
    See also:

    duty

  3. The amount of work done

    See also:

    task

    duty

Synonym Study

  • Post implies a position or office that carries heavy responsibilities, esp. one to which a person is appointed
  • Office refers to a position of authority or trust, esp. in government or a corporation
  • Situation now usually refers to a position that is open or that is desired situation wanted as instructor
  • Position may apply to any specific employment for salary or wages, but often connotes white-collar or professional employment
  • Job , the common, comprehensive equivalent for any of the following terms, refers to any work done by agreement for pay