Definitions of employment

  1. the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of giving someone a job Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of employing or using; also, the state of being employed. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Act of employing: that which engages or occupies: occupation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Act of employing; business; occupation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The act of employing; that which engages or occupies one; occupation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. That which engages the time and attention of any one; occupation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for employment

  1. He had, probably, been applied to by Napoleon in his recent pursuit of employment – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
  2. To be very plain, I need employment and I ask you to give it me. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson