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Definition 1: the occupation for which you are paid - [noun denoting act]

Samples where employment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is looking for employment
  • a lot of people are out of work

Synonyms for employment in the sense of this definition

(employment is a kind of ...) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

"he's not in my line of business"

(... is a kind of employment ) employment within a government system (especially in the civil service)

(... is a kind of employment ) performance of duties or provision of space and equipment helpful to others

"the mayor tried to maintain city services" "the medical services are excellent"

(... is a kind of employment ) employment at home while communicating with the workplace by phone or fax or modem

(... is a kind of employment ) employment in or work for another

"he retired after 30 years of service"

(... is a kind of employment ) the job of a professional coach

(... is a kind of employment ) work paid for according to the quantity produced

(... is a kind of employment ) work that a person is expected to do in a specified time

(... is a kind of employment ) the work of a sailor

(... is a kind of employment ) the work of a minister of religion

"he is studying for the ministry"

(... is a kind of employment ) employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time

"the play had bookings throughout the summer"

(... is a kind of employment ) the job of delivering newspapers regularly

Definition 2: the act of using - [noun denoting act]

Samples where employment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
  • skilled in the utilization of computers

Synonyms for employment in the sense of this definition

(employment is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of employment ) the exercise of a profession

"the practice of the law" "I took over his practice when he retired"

(... is a kind of employment ) utilization or exercise

"the play of the imagination"

(... is a kind of employment ) improper or excessive use

"alcohol abuse" "the abuse of public funds"

(... is a kind of employment ) the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful

"the development of Alaskan resources" "the exploitation of copper deposits"

(... is a kind of employment ) the act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products

(... is a kind of employment ) the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose

"he advocated the application of statistics to the problem" "a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis"

Definition 3: the act of giving someone a job - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for employment in the sense of this definition

(employment is a kind of ...) something done (usually as opposed to something said)

"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

(... is a kind of employment ) a way of hiring longshoremen by the day; applicants gather around a union boss who selects those to be hired

(... is a kind of employment ) the recall of an employee after a layoff

(... is a kind of employment ) the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group)

"wondered who had made the booking"

Definition 4: the state of being employed or having a job - [noun denoting state]

Samples where employment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they are looking for employment
  • he was in the employ of the city

Synonyms for employment in the sense of this definition

(employment is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

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