employment

9 ENTRIES FOUND:

em·ploy·ment

noun \im-ˈpli-mənt\

Definition of EMPLOYMENT

1
:  use, purpose
2
a :  activity in which one engages or is employed <seeking gainful employment>
b :  an instance of such activity
3
:  the act of employing :  the state of being employed <employment of a pen in sketching>

Examples of EMPLOYMENT

  1. laws that have encouraged the employment of women
  2. I've been looking for employment in the machine trade.
  3. The new factory should provide employment for hundreds of workers.
  4. unskilled workers trying to find paid employment
  5. She hopes to find employment as a teacher.
  6. The magazine did well during the course of her employment as editor.
  7. Employment is at an all-time high in this part of the state.
  8. The city is faced with inadequate housing and a lack of employment.

First Known Use of EMPLOYMENT

15th century

Related to EMPLOYMENT

Synonyms
application, use, exercise, operation, play, usage
Antonyms
joblessness, nonemployment, unemployment
See Synonym Discussion at work

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

Rhymes with EMPLOYMENT

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: employment agency
Previous Word in the Dictionary: employer's liability insurance
All Words Near: employment

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up employment? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More