Job vs. Task

Job vs. Task — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Job and Task

Jobnoun

A regular activity performed in exchange for payment, especially as one's trade, occupation, or profession

Her job is doing drug research.

Tasknoun

A piece of work assigned or done as part of one's duties.

Jobnoun

A position of employment

How many jobs are open at the factory?.

Tasknoun

A difficult or tedious undertaking

Finding qualified people to fill these specialized roles was a real task.

Jobnoun

A task that must be done

Let's finish this job before we start another.

Tasknoun

A function to be performed; an objective

It is our task to renew consumer confidence.

Jobnoun

A specified duty or responsibility

Your job is to watch the kids while we're away.

Taskverb

To assign a task to or impose a task on

The agency was tasked with creating an advertising campaign.

Jobnoun

(Informal) A difficult or strenuous task

It's a real job getting people to help out at these events.

Taskverb

(Archaic) To subject to strain or hardship

"The Professor's household was a modest one, and yet it tasked his ideas to keep it up to his wife's standard" (Edith Wharton).

Jobnoun

A specific piece of work to be done for a set fee

an expensive repair job.

Tasknoun

A piece of work done as part of one’s duties.

Jobnoun

The object to be worked on

Those overgrown shrubs are a big job.

Tasknoun

A difficult or tedious undertaking.

Jobnoun

Something resulting from or produced by work

I like the job they did on those shrubs.

Tasknoun

An objective.

Jobnoun

An operation done to improve one's appearance, or the result of such an operation. Often used in combination

a face job.

Tasknoun

(computing) A process or execution of a program.

Jobnoun

(Computers) A program application that may consist of several steps but is performed as a single logical unit.

Taskverb

(transitive) To assign a task to, or impose a task on.

On my first day in the office, I was tasked with sorting a pile of invoices.

Jobnoun

(Informal) A state of affairs

Their marriage was a bad job from the start. It's a good job that we left early to avoid the traffic.

Taskverb

(transitive) To oppress with severe or excessive burdens; to tax.

Jobnoun

(Informal) A criminal act, especially a robbery

a bank job.

Taskverb

(transitive) To charge, as with a fault.

Jobnoun

(Informal) An example of a specified type, especially of something made or constructed. Often used in combination

a new building that is just another glass and steel job.a cowboy hat that is one of those ten-gallon jobs.

Tasknoun

any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted;

he prepared for great undertakings

Jobnoun

A jab.

Tasknoun

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 dollarsthe job of repairing the engine took several hoursthe endless task of classifying the samplesthe farmer's morning chores

Jobnoun

See Table at Bible.

Taskverb

assign a task to;

I tasked him with looking after the children

Jobverb

To work at odd jobs.

Taskverb

use to the limit;

you are taxing my patience

Jobverb

To work by the piece.

Jobverb

To act as a jobber.

Jobverb

To purchase (merchandise) from manufacturers and sell it to retailers.

Jobverb

To arrange for (contracted work) to be done in portions by others; subcontract.

Jobverb

To transact (official business) dishonestly for private profit.

Jobverb

To jab or make a jab.

Jobnoun

A task.

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

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.

Jobnoun

(in noun compounds) Plastic surgery.

He had had a nose job.

Jobnoun

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

Jobnoun

A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.

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

(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.''

Jobverb

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

Jobverb

(intransitive) To work as a jobber.

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

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 dollarsthe job of repairing the engine took several hoursthe endless task of classifying the samplesthe farmer's morning chores

Jobnoun

the performance of a piece of work;

she did an outstanding job as Opheliahe 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 problemsit is always a job to contact himurban problems such as traffic congestion and smog

Jobnoun

a damaging piece of work;

dry rot did the job of destroying the barnthe 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