Employment Em*ploy"ment, n. 1. The act of employing or using; also, the state of being employed. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Cares are employments, and without employ The soul is on a rack. --Young.

Syn: Work; business; occupation; vocation; calling; office; service; commission; trade; profession. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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