from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Out of work, especially involuntarily; jobless.
- adj. Not being used; idle.
- n. People who are involuntarily out of work considered as a group. Used with the.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having no profession (despite being able and willing to work).
- adj. Having no use, not doing work
- n. Unemployed people.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not employed in manual or other labor; having no regular work.
- adj. Not invested or used.
- adj. actively seeking employment but unable to find a suitable job.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not employed; having no work or employment.
- Not in use: as, unemployed capital or money.
- Not accompanied with work or employment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. people who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group)
- adj. not engaged in a gainful occupation
un- + employed (Wiktionary)