employment

Employment is your occupation or the fact that you have a job. If you are looking for employment, you might start by attending a job fair — if you make a good impression, you might get hired immediately.

If you have employment, it means you have a job. You can also use the noun employment to talk about exactly what that job involves, like your employment in the entertainment industry or in the carnival business. Employment also refers to the act of giving someone a job. The Latin root is the word implicare, meaning "enfold, involve, or be connected with."

Primary Meanings of employment

1.
n
the state of being employed or having a job
2.
n
the act of using
Full Definitions of employment
1

n the state of being employed or having a job

“they are looking for employment
Synonyms:
employ
Antonyms:
unemployment
the state of being unemployed or not having a job
Type of:
state
the way something is with respect to its main attributes

n the occupation for which you are paid

“he is looking for employment
Synonyms:
work
Types:
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coaching, coaching job
the job of a professional coach
booking, engagement
employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time
ministry
the work of a minister of religion
navigation, sailing, seafaring
the work of a sailor
work load, workload
work that a person is expected to do in a specified time
piecework
work paid for according to the quantity produced
service
employment in or work for another
telecommuting, teleworking
employment at home while communicating with the workplace by phone or fax or modem
services
performance of duties or provision of space and equipment helpful to others
public service
employment within a government system (especially in the civil service)
paper route
the job of delivering newspapers regularly
gig
a booking for musicians
cabotage
navigation in coastal waters
case load
the number of cases handled in a given period of time (as by a court or agency)
minister
the job of a head of a government department
Type of:
business, job, line, line of work, occupation
the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

n the act of giving someone a job

Synonyms:
engagement
Types:
shape-up
a way of hiring longshoremen by the day; applicants gather around a union boss who selects those to be hired
call-back
the recall of an employee after a layoff
booking, reservation
the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group)
Type of:
action
something done (usually as opposed to something said)
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n the act of using

Synonyms:
exercise, usage, use, utilisation, utilization
Types:
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practice
the exercise of a profession
play
utilization or exercise
abuse, misuse
improper or excessive use
development, exploitation
the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
recycling
the act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products
application, practical application
the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose
consultancy
the practice of giving expert advice within a particular field
cosmetology
the practice of beautifying the face and hair and skin
dental practice
the practice of dentistry
law practice
the practice of law
medical practice
the practice of medicine
optometry
the practice of an optometrist
private practice
the practice of a profession independently and not as an employee
drug abuse, habit, substance abuse
excessive use of drugs
land development
making an area of land more useful
water development, water program, water project
making an area of water more useful
bottle collection
collecting bottles for reuse
misapplication
wrong use or application
engineering, technology
the practical application of science to commerce or industry
overexploitation, overuse, overutilisation, overutilization
exploitation to the point of diminishing returns
capitalisation, capitalization
the act of capitalizing on an opportunity
commercialisation, commercialization
the act of commercializing something; involving something in commerce
electrification
the act of providing electricity
unitisation, unitization
the joint development of a petroleum resource that straddles territory controlled by different companies
witching
the use or practice of witchcraft
Type of:
activity
any specific behavior

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