Definitions for Employmentɛmˈplɔɪ mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

em•ploy•mentɛmˈplɔɪ 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.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. employment, employ(noun)

    the state of being employed or having a job

    "they are looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the city"

  2. employment, work(noun)

    the occupation for which you are paid

    "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"

  3. employment, engagement(noun)

    the act of giving someone a job

  4. use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise(noun)

    the act of using

    "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. employment(noun)ɛmˈplɔɪ mənt

    regular paid work

    full-time employment; employment legislation

  2. employmentɛmˈplɔɪ mənt

    ≠ unemployment

    national employment rates

  3. employmentɛmˈplɔɪ mənt

    the use of

    the employment of chemical weapons


  1. employment(Noun)

    A use, purpose

  2. employment(Noun)

    The act of employing

    The personnel director handled the whole employment procedure

  3. employment(Noun)

    The state of being employed

  4. employment(Noun)

    The work or occupation for which one is used, and often paid

  5. employment(Noun)

    An activity to which one devotes time

  6. employment(Noun)

    The number or percentage of people at work

  7. Origin: From to employ (itself from employer (=modern), from empleier, from implicare "to enfold, involve, be connected with", itself from in- "in" + plicare "to fold") + -ment

Webster Dictionary

  1. Employment(noun)

    the act of employing or using; also, the state of being employed

  2. Employment(noun)

    that which engages or occupies; that which consumes time or attention; office or post of business; service; as, agricultural employments; mechanical employments; public employments; in the employment of government


  1. Employment

    Employment is a relationship between two parties, usually based on a contract, one being the employer and the other being the employee.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Employment

    The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. employment

    The strategic, operational, or tactical use of forces.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Employment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #942

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Employment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1133

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Employment' in Nouns Frequency: #410

Translations for Employment

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act of employing or state of being employed

She was in my employment; This will give employment to more men.

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