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employment

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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
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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
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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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work, employment, occupation, calling, pursuit, métier, business mean a specific sustained activity engaged in especially in earning one's living. work may apply to any purposeful activity whether remunerative or not.
    • her work as a hospital volunteer
employment implies work for which one has been engaged and is being paid by an employer.
    • your employment with this firm is hereby terminated
occupation implies work in which one engages regularly especially as a result of training.
    • his occupation as a trained auto mechanic
calling applies to an occupation viewed as a vocation or profession.
    • the ministry seemed my true calling
pursuit suggests a trade, profession, or avocation followed with zeal or steady interest.
    • her family considered medicine the only proper pursuit
métier implies a calling or pursuit for which one believes oneself to be especially fitted.
    • acting was my one and only métier
business suggests activity in commerce or the management of money and affairs.
    • the business of managing a hotel


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