Synonyms of job in English:


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See Spanish definition of trabajo


1‘my job involves a lot of travelling’

position of employment, position, post, situation, place, appointment, posting, placement, day job
occupation, profession, trade, career, work, field of work, line of work, line of business, means of livelihood, means of earning a living, walk of life, métier, pursuit, craft
vocation, calling
vacancy, opening
Scottish way
informal berth
Australian informal grip
archaic employ

2‘a job that will take him three months to complete’

task, piece of work, assignment, project
chore, errand
undertaking, venture, operation, enterprise, activity, business, affair
Military detail

3‘it's your job to protect her’

responsibility, duty, charge, concern, task
role, function, contribution, capacity, mission, commission
informal department
British informal pigeon
dated office

4‘it was a job to get here on time’

difficult task, problem, trouble, struggle, strain, hard time, trial, bother
informal headache, hassle, performance, pain, hard mountain to climb, hard row to hoe

5‘a series of daring bank jobs’

crime, felony
raid, robbery, hold-up, burglary, break-in, theft
informal stick-up, smash-and-grab, smash-and-grab raid
North American informal heist


    just the job

    the very thing, just the thing, just right, exactly what's needed
    just what the doctor ordered, just the ticket
    Australian just the glassy