American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of employing.
- n. The state of being employed.
- n. The work in which one is engaged; occupation.
- n. An activity to which one devotes time.
- n. The percentage or number of people gainfully employed: "a vicious spiral of rising prices under full employment” ( William Henry Beveridge).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of employing or using, or the state of being employed.
- n. Work or business of any kind, physical or mental; that which engages the head or hands; anything that occupies time or attention; office or position involving business: as, agricultural employments; mechanical employments; public employment.
- n. An implement. Nares. [Rare.] Synonyms Vocation, Trade, etc. (see
occupation); function, post, employ.
- n. A use, purpose
- n. The act of employing
- n. The state of being employed
- n. The work or occupation for which one is used, and often paid
- n. An activity to which one devotes time
- n. economics The number or percentage of people at work
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of employing or using; also, the state of being employed.
- n. That which engages or occupies; that which consumes time or attention; office or post of business; service.
- n. the act of giving someone a job
- n. the occupation for which you are paid
- n. the state of being employed or having a job
- n. the act of using
- From to employ (itself from Middle French employer (=modern), from Middle French empleier, from Latin implicare "to enfold, involve, be connected with", itself from in- "in" + plicare "to fold") + -ment (Wiktionary)
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