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Role vs. Job

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Rolenoun

A character or part played by a performer or actor.

‘My neighbor was the lead role in last year's village play.’; ‘Her dream was to get a role in a Hollywood movie, no matter how small.’;

Jobnoun

A task.

‘I've got a job for you - could you wash the dishes?’; ‘A job half done is hardly done at all.’;

Rolenoun

The expected behaviour of an individual in a society.

‘The role of women has changed significantly in the last century.’;

Jobnoun

An economic role for which a person is paid.

‘That surgeon has a great job.’; ‘He's been out of a job since being made redundant in January.’;

Rolenoun

The function or position of something.

‘Local volunteers played an important role in cleaning the beach after the oil spill.’; ‘What rôle does the wax in your earhole fulfill?’;

Jobnoun

(in noun compounds) Plastic surgery.

‘He had had a nose job.’;

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Rolenoun

Designation that denotes an associated set of responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and attitudes

‘The project manager role is responsible for ensuring that everyone on the team knows and executes his or her assigned tasks.’;

Jobnoun

(computing) A task, or series of tasks, carried out in batch mode (especially on a mainframe computer).

Rolenoun

(grammar): The function of a word in a phrase.

Jobnoun

A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.

Rolenoun

A part, or character, performed by an actor in a drama; hence, a part of function taken or assumed by any one; as, he has now taken the rôle of philanthropist.

Jobnoun

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.

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Rolenoun

the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group;

‘the function of a teacher’; ‘the government must do its part’; ‘play its role’;

Jobnoun

Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.

Rolenoun

an actor's portrayal of someone in a play;

‘she played the part of Desdemona’;

Jobnoun

(colloquial) A thing (often used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall).

‘Pass me that little job with the screw thread on it.''’;

Rolenoun

what something is used for;

‘the function of an auger is to bore holes’; ‘ballet is beautiful but what use is it?’;

Jobverb

(intransitive) To do odd jobs or occasional work for hire.

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Rolenoun

normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting;

‘what is your role on the team?’;

Jobverb

(intransitive) To work as a jobber.

Role

A role (also rôle or social role) is a set of connected behaviors, rights, obligations, beliefs, and norms as conceptualized by people in a social situation. It is an expected or free or continuously changing behavior and may have a given individual social status or social position.

Jobverb

To take the loss.

Jobverb

To buy and sell for profit, as securities; to speculate in.

Jobverb

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.’;

Jobverb

(intransitive) To seek private gain under pretence of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.

Jobverb

To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.

Jobverb

To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.

Jobverb

To hire or let in periods of service.

‘to job a carriage’;

Jobnoun

A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.

Jobnoun

A piece of chance or occasional work; any definite work undertaken in gross for a fixed price; as, he did the job for a thousand dollars.

Jobnoun

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.

Jobnoun

Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.

Jobnoun

A situation or opportunity of work; as, he lost his job.

Jobnoun

A task, or the execution of a task; as, Michelangelo did a great job on the David statue.

Jobnoun

A task or coordinated set of tasks for a multitasking computer, submitted for processing as a single unit, usually for execution in background. See job control language.

Jobnoun

The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the prototypical patient man.

Jobverb

To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.

Jobverb

To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.

Jobverb

To do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots; to sublet (work); as, to job a contract.

Jobverb

To buy and sell, as a broker; to purchase of importers or manufacturers for the purpose of selling to retailers; as, to job goods.

Jobverb

To hire or let by the job or for a period of service; as, to job a carriage.

Jobverb

To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work.

‘Authors of all work, to job for the season.’;

Jobverb

To seek private gain under pretense of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.

‘And judges job, and bishops bite the town.’;

Jobverb

To carry on the business of a jobber in merchandise or stocks.

Jobnoun

the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money;

‘he's not in my line of business’;

Jobnoun

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’;

Jobnoun

the performance of a piece of work;

‘she did an outstanding job as Ophelia’; ‘he gave it up as a bad job’;

Jobnoun

the responsibility to do something;

‘it is their job to print the truth’;

Jobnoun

a workplace; as in the expression

‘on the job’;

Jobnoun

an object worked on; a result produced by working;

‘he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right’;

Jobnoun

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’;

Jobnoun

a damaging piece of work;

‘dry rot did the job of destroying the barn’; ‘the barber did a real job on my hair’;

Jobnoun

a crime (especially a robbery);

‘the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis’;

Jobnoun

a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him

Jobnoun

any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing

Jobnoun

(computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit

Jobnoun

a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply

Jobverb

profit privately from public office and official business

Jobverb

arranged for contracted work to be done by others

Jobverb

work occasionally;

‘As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks’;

Jobverb

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’;

Job

A job, employment, work or occupation, is a person's role in society. More specifically, a job is an activity, often regular and often performed in exchange for payment ().

‘for a living’;

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