the state of being employed or having a job
"they are looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the city"
use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ(verb)
put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
"use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
hire, engage, employ(verb)
engage or hire for work
"They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
The state of being an employee; employment.
The school district has six thousand teachers in its employ.
To give someone work or a job.
To put something into use or service; to make use of.
How do you employ your spare time?
to inclose; to infold
to use; to have in service; to cause to be engaged in doing something; -- often followed by in, about, on, or upon, and sometimes by to; as: (a) To make use of, as an instrument, a means, a material, etc., for a specific purpose; to apply; as, to employ the pen in writing, bricks in building, words and phrases in speaking; to employ the mind; to employ one's energies
to occupy; as, to employ time in study
to have or keep at work; to give employment or occupation to; to intrust with some duty or behest; as, to employ a hundred workmen; to employ an envoy
that which engages or occupies a person; fixed or regular service or business; employment
Origin: [Cf. F. emploi.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
em-ploy′, v.t. to occupy the time or attention of: to use as a means or agent: to give work to.—n. a poetical form of employment.—adj. Employ′able, that may be employed.—ns. Employ′é, one who is employed:—fem. Employ′ée; Employēē′, a person employed; Employ′er; Employ′ment, act of employing: that which engages or occupies: occupation. [Fr. employer—L. implicāre, to infold—in, in, and plicāre, to fold. Imply and implicate are parallel forms.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'employ' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3832
Rank popularity for the word 'employ' in Verbs Frequency: #269
The numerical value of employ in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of employ in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to get leisure.
If you suspect a man, don't employ him, and if ypu employ him, don't suspect him.
I have always said that if I were a rich man I would employ a profesional praiser.
These are mortgage-backed securities and swaps off mortgage-backed securities, it's not a strategy that anyone can employ.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
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Translations for employ
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- شغل, استخدم, استعمل, وظف, توظيفArabic
- давам работа, употребявам, наемамBulgarian
- zaměstnat, využítCzech
- anwerben, anstellen, verwenden, einsetzen, einstellenGerman
- απασχολώ, χρησιμοποιώGreek
- contratar, emplearSpanish
- ottaa työhön, palkata, työllistää, käyttääFinnish
- recruter, employer, embaucherFrench
- bain úsáid as, fostaighIrish
- iomair, fastaidhScottish Gaelic
- ingaggiare, impiegareItalian
- 雇う, 雇用Japanese
- contratar, empregarPortuguese
- употреблять, нанять, использовать, нанимать, трудоустраивать, трудоустроитьRussian
- anställa, använda, begagnaSwedish
- vobükön, cälönVolapük
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