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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)
References in classic literature ?
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.
"And even if I did I'd not desert my employer in a crisis like this.
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.
He had now cast from him the last vestige of his loyalty for his employer, and thus freed had determined to use every means within his power to win Professor Maxon's daughter, and with her the heritage of wealth which he knew would be hers should her father, through some unforeseen mishap, meet death before he could return to civilization and alter his will, a contingency which von Horn knew he might have to consider should he marry the girl against her father's wishes, and thus thwart the crazed man's mad, but no less dear project.
He ventured most respectfully to break in upon the reflections of his employer.
Micawber, bursting into a state of much excitement, and turning pale, 'if you ask after my employer as your friend, I am sorry for it; if you ask after him as MY friend, I sardonically smile at it.
At the appointed hour the prince, powdered and shaven, entered the dining room where his daughter-in-law, Princess Mary, and Mademoiselle Bourienne were already awaiting him together with his architect, who by a strange caprice of his employer's was admitted to table though the position of that insignificant individual was such as could certainly not have caused him to expect that honor.
Early in the new week, Emily had accepted Sir Jervis's proposal, and had so interested the bookseller to whom she had been directed to apply, that he took it on himself to modify the arbitrary instructions of his employer.
Nor would her employer consent to let her work by the piece, at which the dear child might have earned at least thirty sous, for she discovered that she had to deal with a person of conscience, and that in no mode could as much be possibly extracted from the assistant, as by confiding to her own honor.
By this time I had been encouraged to such faith in myself in the matter of girls that I was quite certain I would marry my employer's daughter.

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