employer


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em·ploy

 (ĕm-ploi′)
tr.v. em·ployed, em·ploy·ing, em·ploys
1.
a. To provide work to (someone) for pay: agreed to employ the job applicant.
b. To engage the attention or activity of; occupy: employed himself for an hour reading blogs.
2. To put (something) to use or service: employed a pen to open the package; employed her skills in the new job.
3. To devote (time, for example) to an activity or purpose: employed several months in learning Swahili.
n.
1. The state of being employed: in the employ of the city.
2. Archaic An occupation.

[Middle English emploien, from Old French emploier, from Latin implicāre, to involve : in-, in; see en-1 + plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]

em·ploy′a·bil′i·ty n.
em·ploy′a·ble adj.
em·ploy′er n.

employer

(ɪmˈplɔɪə)
n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a person, business, firm, etc, that employs workers
2. a person who employs; user

em•ploy•er

(ɛmˈplɔɪ ər)

n.
a person or business that employs one or more people for wages or salary.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.employer - a person or firm that employs workersemployer - a person or firm that employs workers
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
hirer, boss - a person responsible for hiring workers; "the boss hired three more men for the new job"
master - directs the work of others
mistress - a woman master who directs the work of others
padrone - an employer who exploits Italian immigrants in the U.S.
Simon Legree, slave driver - a cruel employer who demands excessive work from the employees
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job

employer

noun
1. boss (informal), manager, head, leader, director, chief, executive, owner, owner, master, chief executive, governor (informal), skipper, managing director, administrator, patron, supervisor, superintendent, gaffer (informal, chiefly Brit.), foreman, proprietor, manageress, overseer, kingpin, honcho (informal), big cheese (slang, old-fashioned), baas (S. African), numero uno (informal), Mister Big (slang, chiefly U.S.) It is a privilege to work for such an excellent employer.
2. company, business, firm, organization, establishment, outfit (informal) Shorts is Ulster's biggest private-sector employer

employer

noun
One that employs persons for wages:
Translations
صَاحِبُ العَمَلمُشَغِّل، رب العَمَل
zaměstnavatel
arbejdsgiver
työnantaja
poslodavac
munkaadó
vinnuveitandi
雇用主
고용주
zamestnávateľ
delodajalec
arbetsgivare
นายจ้าง
người chủ

employer

[ɪmˈplɔɪəʳ] N (= business person) → empresario/a m/f; (= boss) → patrón/ona m/f
the employers' federation; the employers' organizationla patronal
the employer's interestslos intereses empresariales
my employermi jefe

employer

[ɪmˈplɔɪər] nemployeur/euse m/f employer contributionemployer contribution employer's contribution n (to pension fund)cotisation f patronale

employer

nArbeitgeber(in) m(f), → Brötchengeber m (hum inf); (Comm, Ind) → Unternehmer(in) m(f), → Arbeitgeber(in) m(f); (of domestics, servants, civil servants)Dienstherr(in) m(f); employers’ federationArbeitgeberverband m; employer’s contributionArbeitgeberanteil m; employer’s liability insurance planArbeitgeberhaftpflichtversicherung f

employer

[ɪmˈplɔɪəʳ] ndatore/trice di lavoro
employer's contribution (to National Insurance) → contributi mpl (versati dal datore di lavoro)

employ

(imˈploi) verb
1. to give (especially paid) work to. He employs three typists; She is employed as a teacher.
2. to occupy the time or attention of. She was busily employed (in) writing letters.
3. to make use of. You should employ your time better.
emˈployed adjective
having a job; working.
emˈployee, ˌemployˈee (em-) noun
a person employed for wages, a salary etc. That firm has fifty employees.
emˈployer noun
a person who employs others. His employer dismissed him.
emˈployment noun
the act of employing or state of being employed. She was in my employment; This will give employment to more men.

employer

صَاحِبُ العَمَل zaměstnavatel arbejdsgiver Arbeitgeber εργοδότης empleador, patrón työnantaja employeur poslodavac datore di lavoro 雇用主 고용주 werkgever arbeidsgiver pracodawca empregador работодатель arbetsgivare นายจ้าง işveren người chủ 雇主

employer

n empleador -ra mf, patrón -trona mf (fam)
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Sometimes when her employer had gone out and she was alone in the store she put her head on the counter and wept.
She was the most beautiful child I had ever seen, and I afterward wondered that my employer had not told me more of her.
So the next morning Jurgis went to his employer and told him; and the man seized him by the hand and shook it.
He was received with great enthusiasm by the employer, who congratulated him on possessing so valuable a slave.
I was surveying for a man the other day a single straight line one hundred and thirty-two rods long, through a swamp at whose entrance might have been written the words which Dante read over the entrance to the infernal regions,--"Leave all hope, ye that enter"--that is, of ever getting out again; where at one time I saw my employer actually up to his neck and swimming for his life in his property, though it was still winter.
He spoke eight languages, and seemed to be equally at home in all of them; he was shrewd, prompt, posted, and punctual; he was fertile in resources, and singularly gifted in the matter of overcoming difficulties; he not only knew how to do everything in his line, but he knew the best ways and the quickest; he was handy with children and invalids; all his employer needed to do was to take life easy and leave everything to the courier.
I felt rather confused at being the object of more attention than I had ever before received, and, that too, shown by my employer and superior; but as she did not herself seem to consider she was doing anything out of her place, I thought it better to take her civilities quietly.
Creakle, darting his head at him suddenly, and drawing it back again, 'the principal of this establishment, and your employer.
But as it fortuned, he had no occasion to go so far, for within a quarter of a mile from the gate of the Preceptory he met with two riders, whom, by their dress and their huge yellow caps, he knew to be Jews; and, on approaching more nearly, discovered that one of them was his ancient employer, Isaac of York.
In a year or two his liberal payments enabled the mason to save sufficient to start as an employer, in which capacity he soon began to grow rich, as he knew by experience exactly how much his workmen could be forced to do, and how little they could be forced to take.
Possibly, sir, you may not like your employer, either?
The man who bore it skulked through the streets of Edinburgh in disguise, while the mob that applauded at the execution of Burke called loudly for the blood of his employer.

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