(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. work, occupation, calling; piece of work, stint; position, situation, duty. See business, action.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Gainful employment]
Syn. situation, post, position, appointment, office, work, occupation, employment, business, profession, trade, line, calling, field, vocation, career, craft, paying job, place, berth, pursuit, function, role, capacity, faculty, means of livelihood, métier, gig*; see also business 1 , profession 1 , trade 2 , work 2 .
2. [Something to be done]
Syn. task, assignment, chore, stint, duty, responsibility, business, burden, action, act, mission, affair, concern, obligation, enterprise, undertaking, project, errand, care, matter, matter in hand, commission, function, charge, province, deed, office, tour of duty, operation, transaction, work, labor, toil, drudgery, grind, lookout*, scutwork*; see also duty 2 .
3. [The amount of work done]
Syn. assignment, day's work, output, input, throughput, block of work, responsibility; see also sense 2; duty 2 .
See Synonym Study at task .
odd jobs,
Syn. miscellaneous duties, chores, occasional labor; see job 2 .
on the job,
Syn. busy, engaged, occupied; see working .
Syn.- job , the common, comprehensive equivalent for any of the following terms, refers to any work done by agreement for pay; position may apply to any specific employment for salary or wages, but often connotes white-collar or professional employment; situation now usually refers to a position that is open or that is deSired [situation wanted as instructor ] ; office refers to a position of authority or trust, esp. in government or a corporation; post implies a position or office that carries heavy responsibilities, esp. one to which a person is appointed
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. task chore, work, project, business, assignment, mission, responsibility, duty, obligation, role, charge, function, errand, venture, commission, burden.
2. employment occupation, business, livelihood, career, trade, post, position, vocation, profession, craft, *racket.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Activity pursued as a livelihood: art, business, calling, career, craft, employment, line, metier, occupation, profession, pursuit, trade, vocation, work. Slang: racket. Archaic: employ. See ACTION. 2. A post of employment: appointment, berth, billet, office, place, position, situation, slot, spot. Slang: gig. See PLACE. 3. A piece of work that has been assigned: assignment, chore, duty, office, stint, task. See WORK. 4. The proper activity of a person or thing: function, purpose, role, task. See DO. 5. Informal. A difficult or tedious undertaking: chore, effort, task. See HEAVY, WORK.

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