HyperDic: employment

English > 4 senses of the word employment:
NOUNstateemployment, employthe state of being employed or having a job
actemployment, workthe occupation for which you are paid
actemployment, engagementthe act of giving someone a job
actemployment, use, usage, utilization, utilisation, exercisethe act of using
employment > pronunciation
Soundsehmploy'mahnt; ihmploy'mahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > employment: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being employed or having a job.
Example"they are looking for employment"
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
OppositeunemploymentThe state of being unemployed or not having a job
Spanishempleo, ocupación, trabajo
Catalanfeina, ocupació
English > employment: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe occupation for which you are paid.
Example"he is looking for employment"
Narrowercoaching, coaching jobThe job of a professional coach
engagement, bookingemployment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time
ministryThe work of a minister of religion
paper routeThe job of delivering newspapers regularly
pieceworkWork paid for according to the quantity produced
public serviceemployment within a government system (especially in the civil service)
seafaring, navigation, sailingThe work of a sailor / sailor
serviceemployment in or work for another
servicesperformance of duties or provision of space and equipment helpful to others
telecommuting, teleworkingemployment at home while communicating with the workplace by phone or fax or modem
workload, work loadWork that a person is expected to do in a specified time
Broaderoccupation, business, job, line of work, lineThe principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
Spanishempleo, ocupación, trabajo
Catalanfeina, treball
English > employment: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of giving someone a job.
Narrowerbooking, reservationThe act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group)
call-backThe recall of an employee after a layoff
shape-upA way of hiring longshoremen by the day
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
Verbsemployengage or hire for work
English > employment: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of using.
Synonymsuse, usage, utilization, utilisation, exercise
Narrowerapplication, practical applicationThe act of bringing something to bear
exploitation, developmentThe act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
misuse, abuseImproper or excessive use
playutilization or exercise
practiceThe exercise of a profession
recyclingThe act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishempleo, uso, utilización
Catalanús, utilització
Verbsemployput into service

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