Definitions for employɛmˈplɔɪ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word employ
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'employ' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3832
Rank popularity for the word 'employ' in Verbs Frequency: #269
Translations for employ
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- شغل, استخدم, استعمل, وظفArabic
- 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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