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Pronunciation:  em'ploymunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"
  2. [n]  the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
  3. [n]  the act of giving someone a job
  4. [n]  the state of being employed or having a job; "they are looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the city"

EMPLOYMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: employ, exercise, usage, use, utilisation, utilization, work
 Antonyms: unemployment
 See Also: abuse, action, activity, application, booking, business, call-back, coaching, coaching job, development, engagement, exploitation, job, line, line of work, misuse, navigation, occupation, piecework, play, practical application, practice, public service, recycling, reservation, sailing, seafaring, service, services, shape-up, state, telecommuting, teleworking, workload



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of losing your employment indicates that you will have no fear of losing your job for you are a much desired help. Dreaming that you are giving employment to others means loss for yourself.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: act, acting, action, active use, activism, activities, activity, affair, affairs, appliance, application, appointment, assignment, attendance, bag, behavior, berth, bespeaking, billet, booking, briefing, business, calling, commerce, concern, concernment, consumption, craft, dirty work, disposition, doing, donkeywork, drudgery, employ, engagement, engaging, enlistment, enrollment, enterprise, exercise, exercising, exertion, exploitation, fag, fatigue, function, functioning, gig, good use, grind, handiwork, handling, handwork, hard usage, hard use, hire, hiring, ill use, implementation, incumbency, industry, interest, job, labor, lick, lick of work, line, livelihood, lookout, management, manipulation, manual labor, matter, metier, ministration, ministry, mission, misuse, moil, moonlighting, movements, occupation, office, opening, operation, operations, peonage, place, play, position, post, practice, praxis, preengagement, profession, purpose, pursuit, racket, rat race, recruitment, reservation, retaining, retainment, rough usage, scut work, second job, serfdom, service, servitium, servitorship, servitude, situation, skill, slavery, spadework, station, stroke, stroke of work, sweat, swing, taking on, task, tendance, tenure, thing, tiresome work, toil, trade, travail, treadmill, undertaking, usage, use, using, using up, utilization, vacancy, vocation, work, working, workings, wrong use