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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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Pitched battles had been fought with the small armies of armed strike-breakers* put in the field by the employers' associations; the Black Hundreds, appearing in scores of wide-scattered places, had destroyed property; and, in consequence, a hundred thousand regular soldiers of the United States has been called out to put a frightful end to the whole affair.
"The Employers' Association precipitated that strike.
When the mason attempted to return to his ordinary work he was informed that he had contravened trade usage, and that his former employers would have nothing more to say to him.
A refusal of cooks and waiters to serve scab teamsters or teamsters' employers brought out the cooks and waiters.
After this preliminary statement, Frank proceeded to describe the proposal which his employers had addressed to him, with every external appearance of viewing it in the light of an intolerable hardship.
I should at least have an assured crust of bread; I might at least set to work to earn my employers' favour, and even try to change my character if required to do so.
Why, employers were always on the lookout for young fellows like me, and alas, they found them all too rarely.
And often she found herself dreaming of the arcadian days of her people, when they had not lived in cities nor been vexed with labor unions and employers' associations.
I had just work enough to do, in mounting my employer's drawings, to keep my hands and eyes pleasurably employed, while my mind was left free to enjoy the dangerous luxury of its own unbridled thoughts.
He was received with great enthusiasm by the employer, who congratulated him on possessing so valuable a slave.
SOME Workingmen employed in a shoe factory went on a strike, saying: "Why should we continue to work to feed and clothe our employer when we have none too much to eat and wear ourselves?"
Young Harry Paine, who was to marry his employer's daughter on Monday, had come to the tent with a crowd of friends and danced all evening.

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