Definitions for: Employment


[n] the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"
[n] the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
[n] the act of giving someone a job
[n] the state of being employed or having a job; "they are looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the city"



Webster (1913) Definition: Em*ploy"ment, n.
1. The act of employing or using; also, the state of being
employed.

2. That which engages or occupies; that which consumes time
or attention; office or post of business; service; as,
agricultural employments; mechanical employments; public
employments; in the employment of government.

Cares are employments, and without employ The soul
is on a rack. --Young.

Syn: Work; business; occupation; vocation; calling; office;
service; commission; trade; profession.

Synonyms: employ, exercise, usage, use, utilisation, utilization, work

Antonyms: unemployment

See Also: abuse, action, activity, application, booking, business, call-back, coaching, coaching job, development, engagement, exploitation, job, line, line of work, misuse, navigation, occupation, piecework, play, practical application, practice, public service, recycling, reservation, sailing, seafaring, service, services, shape-up, state, telecommuting, teleworking, workload

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