employment


employment

noun

Definition of EMPLOYMENT

1
the act or practice of employing something for a particular purpose <the employment of the kitchen oven as a storage cupboard had predictably disastrous results>
Related Words exertion; reuse
Near Antonyms disuse, nonuse
2
the activity by which one regularly makes a living <his regular employment is that of a restaurant waiter, but he always identifies himself as an actor>
Near Antonyms avocation, hobby, pursuit
3
the state of being provided with a paying job <the parents tried to convey to their adult son the joys of steady employment>

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