What does employment mean?

Definitions for employment
ɛmˈplɔɪ məntem·ploy·ment

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"

Wiktionary

  1. employment(Noun)

    A use, purpose

    Etymology: 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

  2. employment(Noun)

    The act of employing

    The personnel director handled the whole employment procedure

    Etymology: 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

  3. employment(Noun)

    The state of being employed

    Etymology: 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

  4. employment(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

  5. employment(Noun)

    An activity to which one devotes time

    Etymology: 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

  6. employment(Noun)

    The number or percentage of people at work

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. employment

    A just, fair and sustainable job with a specific role, responsibility, job description, person specification and terms and agreement of contract, wage and an annual holiday entitlement.

    She did read the job description and person specification and knew she could do the job easily.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  

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

How to pronounce employment?

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How to say employment in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of employment in a Sentence

  1. Martin McKee:

    There is an extensive body of research on inequalities in health, which points primarily to the conditions within which people live and work, with the most deprived experiencing precarious income, employment, housing and now even food supply in the UK.

  2. Eric Marshall:

    The risk-reward ratio for housing still looks good, as long as employment and household formation remain strong.

  3. Adam Smith:

    With the great part of rich people, the chief employment of riches consists in the parade of riches.

  4. Minky Worden:

    The virus is impacting the health, human rights, employment and careers of athletes but also the well-being of millions whose livelihoods are dependent on the sports industry and its supply chain, sports bodies have a responsibility to lower risks to athletes, insist on the free flow of information, and conduct themselves in an open and transparent way.

  5. Paul Ashworth:

    Employment growth was incredibly strong in the quarter and forward-looking surveys have rebounded over the last months, suggesting the second quarter will be much stronger.

Images & Illustrations of employment

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Translations for employment

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  • وظيفة, توظيفArabic
  • занимание, използване, служба, употребаBulgarian
  • zaměstnanost, zaměstnáníCzech
  • Erwerbstätigkeit, Arbeit, Beschäftigung, AnstellungGerman
  • δουλειά, εργασία, απασχόληση, εργοδότηση, πρόσληψη, χρήση, εργοδοσίαGreek
  • empleoSpanish
  • استخدامPersian
  • 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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