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English Dictionary: employment by the DICT Development Group
2 results for employment
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the state of being employed or having a job; "they are looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the city"
    Synonym(s): employment, employ
    Antonym(s): unemployment
  2. the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"
    Synonym(s): employment, work
  3. the act of giving someone a job
    Synonym(s): employment, engagement
  4. the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
    Synonym(s): use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Employment \Em*ploy"ment\, n.
      1. The act of employing or using; also, the state of being
      2. 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.
                     Cares are employments, and without employ The soul
                     is on a rack.                                    --Young.
      Syn: Work; business; occupation; vocation; calling; office;
               service; commission; trade; profession.
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