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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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 
  employed. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  employment 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  employed  or  having  a  job;  "they  are 
  looking  for  employment";  "he  was  in  the  employ  of  the 
  city"  [syn:  {employ}]  [ant:  {unemployment}] 
  2:  the  occupation  for  which  you  are  paid;  "he  is  looking  for  a 
  job";  "a  lot  of  people  are  out  of  work"  [syn:  {job},  {work}] 
  3:  the  act  of  giving  someone  a  job  [syn:  {engagement},  {hire}, 
  {hiring}] 
  4:  the  act  of  using;  "the  steps  were  worn  from  years  of  use" 
  [syn:  {use},  {usage},  {utilization},  {utilisation},  {exercise}] 




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