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It show you each word meaning and the using of each one as below:


What is the difference between job and work?





  • A task.
  • 1996 , (Tom Cruise) in the movie (Jerry Maguire)
”And it’s my job to take care of the skanks on the road that you bang.
  • An economic role for which a person is paid.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist), author=Schumpeter
, title= Cronies and capitols , passage=Policing the relationship between government and business in a free society is difficult. Businesspeople have every right to lobby governments, and civil servants to take jobs in the private sector.}}
  • (in noun compounds) Plastic surgery.
  • (computing) A task, or series of tasks, carried out in batch mode (especially on a mainframe computer).
  • A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.
  • 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.
  • Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.
  • A thing (often used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall).

Usage notes

* Adjectives often applied to “job”: easy, hard, poor, good, great, excellent, decent, low-paying, steady, stable, secure, challenging, demanding, rewarding, boring, thankless, stressful, horrible, lousy, satisfying, industrial, educational, academic.

Derived terms

(der-top3) * blow job * good job (der-mid3) * job center * job queue (der-mid3) * poor job (der-bottom)



  • To do odd jobs or occasional work for hire.
  • * Moore
Authors of all work, to job for the season.
  • To work as a jobber.
  • To take the loss.
  • (trading) To buy and sell for profit, as securities; to speculate in.
  • (transitive, often, with out) To subcontract a project or delivery in small portions to a number of contractors.
We wanted to sell a turnkey plant, but they jobbed out the contract to small firms.
  • To seek private gain under pretence of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.
  • * Alexander Pope
And judges job , and bishops bite the town.
  • To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.
  • To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.
  • To hire or let in periods of service.
to job a carriage

Derived terms

* blowjob * bob-a-job * boob job * desk job * good job * handjob * jobber (rel-mid3) * jobless * job of work * job-seeker * jobsware * job title * joe job (rel-mid3) * nose job * paint job * toe job * rim job (rel-bottom)

See also

* employment * work * labour





  • Employment.
  • #Labour, occupation, job.
  • #:
  • #*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • #*:Come on, Nerissa; I have work in hand / That you yet know not of.
  • #*Bible, 2 (w) xxxi. 21
  • #*:In every work that he beganhe did it with all his heart, and prospered.
  • #*, chapter=15
, title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Edward Churchill still attended to his work in a hopeless mechanical manner like a sleep-walker who walks safely on a well-known round. But his Roman collar galled him, his cossack stifled him, his biretta was as uncomfortable as a merry-andrew’s cap and bells.}}
  • #The place where one is employed.
  • #:
  • Effort.
  • #Effort expended on a particular task.
  • #:
  • ##Sustained human effort to overcome obstacles and achieve a result.
  • ##:
  • #(lb) A measure of energy expended in moving an object; most commonly, force times distance. No work is done if the object does not move.
  • #:
  • #*{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Lee S. Langston, magazine=(American Scientist)
, title= The Adaptable Gas Turbine , passage=Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo , meaning “vortex”, and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work .}}
  • #(lb) A nonthermal First Law energy in transit between one form or repository and another. Also, a means of accomplishing such transit. See http://arxiv.org/pdf/physics/0004055.
  • Sustained effort to achieve a goal or result, especially overcoming obstacles.
  • :
  • *
  • *:The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a bat he struck and vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
  • (lbProduct; the result of effort.
  • # The result of a particular manner of production.
  • #:
  • # Something produced using the specified material or tool.
  • #:
  • #(lb) A literary, artistic, or intellectual production.
  • #:
  • #:
  • #*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • #*:to leave no rubs or blotches in the work
  • #*(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • #*:The work some praise, / And some the architect.
  • #*
  • #*:“[…] We are engaged in a great work , a treatise on our river fortifications, perhaps? But since when did army officers afford the luxury of amanuenses in this simple republic?”
  • #(lb) A fortification.
  • #:
  • The staging of events to appear as real.
  • (lb) Ore before it is dressed.
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* (employment) See also * (productive activity) See also

Derived terms

* artwork * at work * body of work * bodywork * breastwork * bridgework * busy work * casework * clockwork * derivative work * dirty work * dreamwork * earthwork * field work, fieldwork * finger work * firework * fretwork * groundwork * guesswork (rel-mid3) * hard work * handiwork * homework * housework * ironwork * leg work, legwork * lifework * masterwork * needlework * openwork * overwork * paintwork * paperwork * patchwork * piece of work * piecework * public works * reference work * road work, roadwork (rel-mid3) * schoolwork * shift work, shiftwork * spadework * teamwork * waterworks * waxwork * wickerwork * woodwork * work ethic * work of art * worklist * workly * workout * workplace * workroom * workshop * workstation * workstead * workup (rel-bottom)

See also

* -ing



  • To do a specific task by employing physical or mental powers.
  • # Followed by in” (or ”at , etc.) Said of one’s workplace (building), or one’s department, or one’s trade (sphere of business).
  • work”’ in a national park;  she ”’works”’ in the human resources department;  he mostly ”’works in logging, but sometimes works in carpentry
  • # Followed by as . Said of one’s job title
  • #* , chapter=17
, title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=This time was most dreadful for Lilian. Thrown on her own resources and almost penniless, she maintained herself and paid the rent of a wretched room near the hospital by working as a charwoman, sempstress, anything.}}
  • work as a cleaner.
  • # Followed by for . Said of a company or individual who employs.
  • she works”’ for Microsoft;  he ”’works for the president
  • # Followed by with . General use, said of either fellow employees or instruments or clients.
  • work”’ closely with my Canadian counterparts;  you ”’work”’ with computers;  she ”’works with the homeless people from the suburbs
  • To effect by gradual degrees.
he worked”’ his way through the crowd;  the dye ”’worked”’ its way through;  using some tweezers, she ”’workedthe bee sting out of her hand
  • * Addison
So the pure, limpid stream, when foul with stains / Of rushing torrents and descending rains, / Works itself clear, and as it runs, refines, / Till by degrees the floating mirror shines.
  • To embroider with thread.
  • To set into action.
  • To cause to ferment.
  • To ferment.
  • * Francis Bacon
the working of beer when the barm is put in
  • To exhaust, by working.
  • To shape, form, or improve a material.
  • To operate in a certain place, area, or speciality.
  • To operate in or through; as, to work the phones.
  • To provoke or excite; to influence.
  • To use or manipulate to one’s advantage.
  • To cause to happen or to occur as a consequence.
  • To cause to work.
  • To function correctly; to act as intended; to achieve the goal designed for.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author=(Oliver Burkeman)

, volume=189, issue=2, page=48, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= The tao of tech , passage=The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about

  • (figuratively) To influence.
  • To effect by gradual degrees; as, to work into the earth.
  • To move in an agitated manner.
A ship works in a heavy sea.
  • * Addison
confused with working sands and rolling waves
  • To behave in a certain way when handled;
  • (transitive, with two objects, poetic) To cause (someone) to feel (something).
  • * {{quote-book, passage=So sad it seemed, and its cheek-bones gleamed, and its fingers flicked the shore; / And it lapped and lay in a weary way, and its hands met to implore; / That I gently said: “Poor, restless dead, I would never workyou woe; / Though the wrong you rue you can ne’er undo, I forgave you long ago.”
, author=Robert W. Service , title=(Ballads of a Cheechako), chapter=(The Ballad of One-Eyed Mike), year=1909}}
  • (obsolete) To hurt; to ache.
‘I wolde hit were so,’ seyde the Kynge, ‘but I may nat stonde, my hede worchys so—’
Derived terms

* work at * work off * work on (rel-mid) * work out * work over * work up (rel-bottom) * rework * worker * working * work it * work like a beaver * work like a charm * work like a dog (rel-mid) * work like a horse * work like a nigger * work like a Trojan * work the crowd * work the room * work to rule * work wonders (rel-bottom)

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