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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.employed - having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary; "most of our graduates are employed"
busy - actively or fully engaged or occupied; "busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch"
unemployed - not engaged in a gainful occupation; "unemployed workers marched on the capital"
2.employed - put to useemployed - put to use        
exploited - developed or used to greatest advantage

employed

adjective
1. working, in work, having a job, in employment, in a job, earning your living He was employed on a part-time basis.
working redundant, laid off, jobless, out of work, on the dole (Brit. informal), out of a job
2. busy, active, occupied, engaged, hard at work, in harness, rushed off your feet You have enough work to keep you fully employed.
busy idle, unoccupied

employed

adjective
1. Having a job:
2. Involved in activity or work:
Translations
مُشَغَّل
ansat
meî atvinnu
çalışanişi olan

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.
References in classic literature ?
Such are Dithyrambic and Nomic poetry, and also Tragedy and Comedy; but between them the difference is, that in the first two cases these means are all employed in combination, in the latter, now one means is employed, now another.
After salutation, observing me to look earnestly upon a frame, which took up the greatest part of both the length and breadth of the room, he said, "Perhaps I might wonder to see him employed in a project for improving speculative knowledge, by practical and mechanical operations.
Six hours a day the young students were employed in this labour; and the professor showed me several volumes in large folio, already collected, of broken sentences, which he intended to piece together, and out of those rich materials, to give the world a complete body of all arts and sciences; which, however, might be still improved, and much expedited, if the public would raise a fund for making and employing five hundred such frames in Lagado, and oblige the managers to contribute in common their several collections.
These meditations were entirely employed on Mr Allworthy's fortune; for, first, he exercised much thought in calculating, as well as he could, the exact value of the whole: which calculations he often saw occasion to alter in his own favour: and, secondly and chiefly, he pleased himself with intended alterations in the house and gardens, and in projecting many other schemes, as well for the improvement of the estate as of the grandeur of the place: for this purpose he applied himself to the studies of architecture and gardening, and read over many books on both these subjects; for these sciences, indeed, employed his whole time, and formed his only amusement.
Nothing was wanting to enable him to enter upon the immediate execution of this plan, but the death of Mr Allworthy; in calculating which he had employed much of his own algebra, besides purchasing every book extant that treats of the value of lives, reversions, &c.
There would, in fact, be an insuperable difficulty in ascertaining when force could with propriety be employed.
Spies cannot be usefully employed without a certain intuitive sagacity.
The letter was at once composed, on the model which Sharon had already suggested to Moody, and a respectable messenger (so far as outward appearances went) was employed to take it to the bank.
You were discovered performing in public at Derby by the person who had been employed to trace you at York; and that discovery was communicated by Mr.
Use also such as have been lucky, and prevailed before, in things wherein you have employed them; for that breeds confidence, and they will strive to maintain their prescription.
It might appear, perhaps, the most logical course to devote our first meeting to the discussion of the engine to be employed.
The young girl was occupied in arranging the cottage; but presently she took something out of a drawer, which employed her hands, and she sat down beside the old man, who, taking up an instrument, began to play and to produce sounds sweeter than the voice of the thrush or the nightingale.