jot down

  1. write briefly or hurriedly; write a short note of

    Synonyms : jot
    Type Of : write


  1. a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee

    Synonyms : chore, task
    Type Of : duty
    Examples :
    • 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
  2. a crime (especially a robbery)

    Synonyms : caper
    Type Of : robbery
    Examples :
    • the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis
  3. invest at a risk

    Synonyms : speculate
    Type Of : commit, place, put, invest
  4. the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

    Synonyms : business, line, line of work, occupation
    Type Of : activity
  5. arranged for contracted work to be done by others

    Synonyms : farm out, subcontract
    Type Of : employ, hire, engage
  6. a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved

    Synonyms : problem
    Type Of : difficulty
    Examples :
    • it is always a job to contact him
  7. a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply

    Synonyms : book of job
  8. a damaging piece of work

    Type Of : work
    Examples :
    • dry rot did the job of destroying the barn
    • the barber did a real job on my hair
  9. an object worked on; a result produced by working

    Type Of : product, production
    Examples :
    • he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right
  10. any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing

    Type Of : unfortunate, unfortunate person
  11. a workplace; as in the expression `on the job'

    Type Of : workplace, work
  12. (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit

    Type Of : applications programme, application program, application
  13. profit privately from public office and official business

    Type Of : chisel, cheat
  14. the performance of a piece of work

    Type Of : work
    Examples :
    • she did an outstanding job as Ophelia
    • he gave it up as a bad job
  15. the responsibility to do something

    Type Of : responsibility, duty, obligation
    Examples :
    • it is their job to print the truth
  16. work occasionally

    Type Of : work, do work
    Examples :
    • As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks
  17. a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him


  1. from 190 million to 135 million years ago; dinosaurs; conifers

    Synonyms : jurassic period
  2. of or relating to or denoting the second period of the Mesozoic era


  1. be or become joined or united or linked

    Synonyms : connect, link, link up, unite
    Examples :
    • Our paths joined
  2. a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets

    Synonyms : sum, union
    Type Of : set
  3. become part of; become a member of a group or organization

    Synonyms : fall in, get together
    Examples :
    • He joined the Communist Party as a young man
  4. make contact or come together

    Synonyms : conjoin
    Antonyms : disjoin
    Type Of : connect, tie, link, link up
    Examples :
    • The two roads join here
  5. the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

    Synonyms : articulation, joint, junction, juncture
    Type Of : connection, connexion, link
  6. cause to become joined or linked

    Antonyms : disjoin
    Type Of : tie, link up, connect, link
    Examples :
    • join these two parts so that they fit together


  1. the quality of being just or fair

    Synonyms : justness
    Antonyms : injustice
    Type Of : righteousness, natural virtue
  2. the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870

    Synonyms : department of justice, doj, justice department
    Type Of : executive department
  3. a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice

    Synonyms : judge, jurist
    Type Of : adjudicator, official, functionary
  4. judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments

    Type Of : judgment, assessment, judgement


  1. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

    Synonyms : endangerment, hazard, peril, risk
    Type Of : danger


  1. pose a threat to; present a danger to

    Synonyms : endanger, imperil, jeopardize, menace, peril, threaten
    Type Of : be, exist


  1. having an irregularly notched or toothed margin as though gnawed

    Synonyms : erose, jaggy, notched, toothed
  2. having a sharply uneven surface or outline

    Synonyms : jaggy, scraggy
    Examples :
    • the jagged outline of the crags


  1. an event that occurs at a critical time

    Synonyms : occasion
    Type Of : natural event, occurrence, happening, occurrent
    Examples :
    • at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave
  2. the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

    Synonyms : articulation, join, joint, junction
    Type Of : link, connexion, connection
  3. a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made

    Synonyms : critical point, crossroads
    Type Of : crisis
    Examples :
    • at that juncture he had no idea what to do


  1. (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law

    Synonyms : legal power
    Type Of : power, powerfulness
    Examples :
    • courts having jurisdiction in this district
  2. in law; the territory within which power can be exercised

    Type Of : dominion, territorial dominion, district, territory