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em·ploy·ment

 (ĕm-ploi′mənt)
n.
1.
a. The act of employing.
b. The state of being employed.
2. The work in which one is engaged; occupation.
3. An activity to which one devotes time.

employment

(ɪmˈplɔɪmənt)
n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the act of employing or state of being employed
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the work or occupation in which a person is employed
3. the purpose for which something is used

em•ploy•ment

(ɛmˈplɔɪ mənt)

n.
1. an act or instance of employing a person or thing.
2. the state of being employed.
3. work; occupation.
4. an activity that occupies a person's time.
[1585–95]

employment

The strategic, operational, or tactical use of forces. See also employment planning.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.employment - the state of being employed or having a jobemployment - the state of being employed or having a job; "they are looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the city"
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
unemployment - the state of being unemployed or not having a job; "unemployment is a serious social evil"; "the rate of unemployment is an indicator of the health of an economy"
2.employment - the occupation for which you are paidemployment - the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"
coaching, coaching job - the job of a professional coach
booking, engagement - employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time; "the play had bookings throughout the summer"
ministry - the work of a minister of religion; "he is studying for the ministry"
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
work load, workload - work that a person is expected to do in a specified time
piecework - work paid for according to the quantity produced
job, line of work, occupation, business, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
service - employment in or work for another; "he retired after 30 years of service"
telecommuting, teleworking - employment at home while communicating with the workplace by phone or fax or modem
services - performance of duties or provision of space and equipment helpful to others; "the mayor tried to maintain city services"; "the medical services are excellent"
public service - employment within a government system (especially in the civil service)
paper route - the job of delivering newspapers regularly
3.employment - the act of giving someone a job
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
shape-up - a way of hiring longshoremen by the day; applicants gather around a union boss who selects those to be hired
call-back - the recall of an employee after a layoff
booking, reservation - the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group); "wondered who had made the booking"
4.employment - the act of usingemployment - the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
practice - the exercise of a profession; "the practice of the law"; "I took over his practice when he retired"
play - utilization or exercise; "the play of the imagination"
misuse, abuse - improper or excessive use; "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds"
exploitation, development - the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful; "the development of Alaskan resources"; "the exploitation of copper deposits"
recycling - the act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products
application, practical application - the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose; "he advocated the application of statistics to the problem"; "a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis"

employment

noun
1. job, work, business, position, trade, post, situation, employ, calling, profession, occupation, pursuit, vocation, métier She was unable to find employment in the area.
2. taking on, commissioning, appointing, hire, hiring, retaining, engaging, appointment, recruiting, engagement, recruitment, enlisting, enrolling, enlistment a ban on the employment of children under the age of nine
3. use, application, exertion, exercise, utilization the widespread employment of `smart' bombs in this war

employment

noun
1. The act of employing for wages:
2. The act of putting into play:
3. The state of being employed:
4. The condition of being put to use:
5. Activity pursued as a livelihood:
Slang: racket.
Archaic: employ.
Translations
تَشْغيل، بِطالَهوَظِيفَة
zaměstnání
ansættelsearbejdebeskæftigelse
työllisyys
zaposlenje
alkalmaztatás
atvinna
雇用
고용
zaposlitev
anställning
งาน
việc làm

employment

[ɪmˈplɔɪmənt]
A. Nempleo m, trabajo m
to be in employmenttener empleo or trabajo
to find employmentencontrar empleo or trabajo
to give employment toemplear a, dar trabajo a
to look for employmentbuscar empleo or trabajo
conditions of employmentcondiciones fpl de empleo
full employmentpleno empleo m
a high level of employmentun alto nivel de empleo
her employment prospects are poortiene pocas posibilidades de colocarse
Secretary (of State) for or Minister of Employment (Brit) Secretary for Employment (US) → Ministro m de Trabajo
Department of Employment (Brit) → Ministerio m de Trabajo
B. CPD employment agency Nagencia f de colocación
employment exchange N (Brit) → oficina f de empleo
employment office N (US) = employment exchange employment statistics NPLestadística f del empleo, cifras fpl del paro

employment

[ɪmˈplɔɪmənt]
n
(= work) → emploi m
to find employment → trouver un emploi
to look for employment → chercher un emploi
to be in employment → avoir un emploi
without employment → au chômage, sans emploi
place of employment → lieu m de travail
(= use) [tactic, technique, language] → emploi m
modif [rights] → du travail; [opportunities, prospects] → d'emploi; [contract] → de travailemployment agency nbureau m de placementemployment law nloi f sur le travailEmployment Service n (US)Agence f nationale pour l'emploi employment tribunalemployment tribunal nconseil m des prud'hommes

employment

n
(An)stellung f, → Arbeit f; to take up employment with somebodyeine Stelle bei jdm annehmen; to be without employmentstellungslos or ohne Arbeit sein; to seek employmentArbeit or eine Stelle suchen; to seek employment with somebodysich bei jdm bewerben; to leave one’s employmentseine Stelle aufgeben; out of employmentstellungslos, arbeitslos; how long is it since you were last in employment?wann hatten Sie Ihre letzte Stellung?; conditions/contract/place of employmentArbeitsbedingungen pl/-vertrag m/-platz m; employment marketArbeits- or Stellenmarkt m; to find employment for somebodyArbeit or eine Anstellung für jdn finden; what kind of employment are you looking for?welche Art von Tätigkeit suchen Sie?
(= act of employing)Beschäftigung f; (= taking on)Anstellung f, → Einstellen nt
(= use, of means, method, skill, force, cunning) → Anwendung f, → Einsatz m; (of word, concept)Verwendung f

employment

:
employment agency
employment exchange
n (dated) = employment office
employment office
nArbeitsamt nt
employment programme, (US) employment program

employment

[ɪmˈplɔɪmənt] noccupazione f, impiego; (a job) → lavoro
to take up employment → prendere servizio
to find employment → trovare impiego or lavoro
without employment → disoccupato/a
full employment → piena occupazione
place of employment (frm) → sede dell'attività lavorativa

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.

employment

وَظِيفَة zaměstnání ansættelse Anstellung απασχόληση empleo työllisyys emploi zaposlenje impiego 雇用 고용 betaald werk ansettelse zatrudnienie emprego занятость anställning งาน işe alma việc làm 职业

employment

n. empleo, ocupación.

employment

n empleo
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And away went Meg to help `that man' in his highly improper employment.
She felt in it satisfaction of a kind which no other employment afforded her.
Uncas acted as attendant to the females, performing all the little offices within his power, with a mixture of dignity and anxious grace, that served to amuse Heyward, who well knew that it was an utter innovation on the Indian customs, which forbid their warriors to descend to any menial employment, especially in favor of their women.
And actually reduced to take some menial employment," added Christie, still regarding Dick with her clear glance.
In the aspect of this dark-arrayed, pale-faced, ladylike old figure there was a deeply tragic character that contrasted irreconcilably with the ludicrous pettiness of her employment.
Whether from commiseration for a woman of so miserable a destiny; or from the morbid curiosity that gives a fictitious value even to common or worthless things; or by whatever other intangible circumstance was then, as now, sufficient to bestow, on some persons, what others might seek in vain; or because Hester really filled a gap which must otherwise have remained vacant; it is certain that she had ready and fairly equited employment for as many hours as she saw fit to occupy with her needle.
When not more profitably employed, the sperm whale hunters sometimes capture the Hyena whale, to keep up the supply of cheap oil for domestic employment --as some frugal housekeepers, in the absence of company, and quite alone by themselves, burn unsavory tallow instead of odorous wax.
The truth was that she had definitely given up the idea of cleaning anything, under pressure of an attack of rheumatism, which had kept her doubled up in one corner of her room for over a week; during which time eleven of her boarders, heavily in her debt, had concluded to try their chances of employment in Kansas City.
It was during the happy period of his employment in the factory that George had seen and married his wife.
There was hardly a knight in all the land who wasn't in some useful employment.
Presently I was deriving exquisite suffering from this employment, yet maybe I could have endured it if the mouse had attended steadily to his work; but he did not do that; he stopped every now and then, and I suffered more while waiting and listening for him to begin again than I did while he was gnawing.
Colonel Lloyd kept a large and finely cultivated garden, which afforded almost constant employment for four men, besides the chief gardener, (Mr.

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