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, employnoun

    the state of being employed or having a job

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

  2. employment, worknoun

    the occupation for which you are paid

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

  3. employment, engagementnoun

    the act of giving someone a job

  4. use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercisenoun

    the act of using

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


  1. employmentnoun

    A use, purpose

  2. employmentnoun

    The act of employing

    The personnel director handled the whole employment procedure

  3. employmentnoun

    The state of being employed

  4. employmentnoun

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

  5. employmentnoun

    An activity to which one devotes time

  6. employmentnoun

    The number or percentage of people at work

  7. 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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Employmentnoun

    Etymology: from employ.

    If any station, any employment upon earth be honourable, their’s was. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    Leaders on each side, instead of intending the publick weal, have their hearts wholly set upon ways and means to get or to keep employments. Jonathan Swift.

    Call not your stocks for me; I serve the king,
    On whose employment I was sent to you. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Employmentnoun

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

  2. Employmentnoun

    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.

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 has the job description and person specification and knows she can 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

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  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. Asad Umar:

    Isolating these cases and their contacts will improve our ability to contain the disease alongside allowing the economy to function and people to get employment, this upcoming month of Ramadan will be decisive.

  2. Jared Bernstein:

    I would look at the following variables, which happens to be the same ones that the group I was just talking about, retail sales, payroll, employment, consumer spending, industrial production, all of those have not been flashing red, all of those are not in recessionary territory, now, if you're asking me to look around a corner and say where the economy is going to be, I got to tell you that everybody's crystal ball is a bit cracked right now, and I think the uncertainty out there makes it tough.

  3. Clarence Thomas:

    , } The woman, we all know, was Anita Hill. And I was there as her story unfolded. Twenty-seven years ago, on Yom Kippur eve, I testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in my role as President of the Women's Legal Defense Fund, which became National Partnership for Women Families for Women Families. I was joined by wonderful colleagues, including Professor Patricia King of Georgetown University and Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the National Women's Law Center. At the time I testified that Judge Clarence Thomas appeared to lack a demonstrated commitment to equal justice. I stated that Judge Clarence Thomas record cast grave doubt on Judge Clarence Thomas commitment to affirm and support fundamental principles of equal employment opportunity, the constitutional protections against gender discrimination and reproductive freedom. Judge Clarence Thomas record had shown an extensive pattern of disregard of principles of fundamental importance to women and Women Families. The ugly double standard over Kavanaughs so-called youthRead MoreOf course, the parallels between then and now are unmistakable. Shortly after my testimony, Hill's story was leaked to the press, and Anita Hill was asked to testify before the Senate. What happened next continues to be one of the most disgraceful episodes in our country's modern history. Anita Hill came before the Senate and was greeted by an all-male panel, led by Republicans who sought to prosecute Anita Hill, while Democrats, at best, remained neutral fact-finders. This phony trial resulted in a gross imbalance of power and meant that no one defended Anita Hill and no one prosecuted Judge Clarence Thomas. What was on trial was not the fitness of Judge Clarence Thomas to be the next Supreme Court justice but instead Hill's moral character and reputation as a woman. Immediately after the hearing, it was branded as a.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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  • وظيفة, توظيفArabic
  • занимание, служба, използване, употребаBulgarian
  • zaměstnanost, zaměstnáníCzech
  • Arbeit, Anstellung, Beschäftigung, ErwerbstätigkeitGerman
  • εργοδοσία, χρήση, εργοδότηση, πρόσληψη, απασχόληση, εργασία, δουλειάGreek
  • dungadoEsperanto
  • empleoSpanish
  • استخدامPersian
  • työllistäminen, ansiotyö, työllisyysFinnish
  • travail, emploiFrench
  • fostaíochtIrish
  • cosnadh, obairScottish Gaelic
  • empregoGalician
  • रोज़गारHindi
  • állás, elfoglaltság, alkalmazásHungarian
  • աշխատանք, գործArmenian
  • assunzione, impiego, occupazioneItalian
  • 雇用, 職業, 業務, 職, 勤め, 仕事, 使用, 就業人口, 勤務Japanese
  • 사용, 이용, 취업률, 일, 일자리, 고용, 직업, 활동, 근무Korean
  • вработеност, вработувањеMacedonian
  • nut, tewerkstelling, aanwerving, benutting, gebruik, emplooi, werkDutch
  • serviço, emprego, trabalhoPortuguese
  • занятость, занятие, трудоустройство, работа, службаRussian
  • запослење, zaposlenje, zaposlenost, запосленостSerbo-Croatian
  • sysselsättning, användning, sysselsättningsgrad, anställning, sysselsättningstalSwedish
  • ajiraSwahili
  • hizmetTurkish
  • việc làmVietnamese
  • 雇用Chinese

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