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employer

An employer is the person or organization that you work for. Can't find a job? Look at the bright side: you don't have to cater to the whims of any employer!

The verb employ means "to make use of." An employer hires an employee, or worker, in order to employ him at various tasks. A factory owner is an employer who might hire people to work on an assembly line. If you're a teacher, then your school is your employer. If you’re lucky enough to have a generous employer, then you’ll probably want to stay at your job for a while!

Definitions of employer
  1. noun
    a person or firm that employs workers
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    employee
    a worker who is hired to perform a job
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    boss, hirer
    a person responsible for hiring workers
    master
    directs the work of others
    mistress
    a woman master who directs the work of others
    padrone
    an employer who exploits Italian immigrants in the U.S.
    Simon Legree, slave driver
    a cruel employer who demands excessive work from the employees
    chatelaine
    the mistress of a chateau or large country house
    guvnor
    (British slang) boss
    old man
    (slang) boss
    postmaster
    the person in charge of a post office
    spymaster
    someone who directs clandestine intelligence activities
    station agent, stationmaster
    the person in charge of a railway station
    type of:
    leader
    a person who rules or guides or inspires others
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