What does Employment mean?

Definitions for Employmentɛmˈplɔɪ mənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Employment.

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"


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Employment in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Employment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Kenneth Galbraith:

    Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.

  2. Thomas Jefferson:

    Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.

  3. Afghan:

    Every moment that a man may be in want of employment, than such I hold him to be far better who is forced to labour for nothing.

  4. Niccolo Machiavelli:

    War is a profession by which a man cannot live honorably; an employment by which the soldier, if he would reap any profit, is obliged to be false, rapacious, and cruel.

  5. Wen Bin:

    Cutting capacity in some traditional sectors could create pressure on employment, but employment problems should be manageable as our services sector still grows at a fast pace.

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Translations for Employment

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • وظيفة, توظيفArabic
  • занимание, използване, служба, употребаBulgarian
  • zaměstnanost, zaměstnáníCzech
  • Erwerbstätigkeit, Arbeit, Beschäftigung, AnstellungGerman
  • δουλειά, εργασία, απασχόληση, εργοδότηση, πρόσληψη, χρήση, εργοδοσίαGreek
  • empleoSpanish
  • työllisyys, työllistäminen, ansiotyöFinnish
  • travail, emploiFrench
  • fostaíochtIrish
  • cosnadh, obairScottish Gaelic
  • empregoGalician
  • रोज़गारHindi
  • állás, alkalmazás, elfoglaltságHungarian
  • գործ, աշխատանքArmenian
  • occupazione, impiego, assunzioneItalian
  • 就業人口, 仕事, 職業, 業務, 雇用, 勤務, 使用, 職, 勤めJapanese
  • 일, 일자리, 고용, 직업, 활동, 근무, 취업률, 사용, 이용Korean
  • вработеност, вработувањеMacedonian
  • emplooi, gebruik, aanwerving, nut, benutting, tewerkstelling, werkDutch
  • emprego, trabalho, serviçoPortuguese
  • занятость, служба, работа, трудоустройство, занятиеRussian
  • запослење, запосленост, zaposlenost, zaposlenjeSerbo-Croatian
  • sysselsättningsgrad, sysselsättningstal, anställning, sysselsättning, användningSwedish
  • ajiraSwahili
  • hizmetTurkish
  • việc làmVietnamese
  • 雇用Chinese

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