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Synonyms for employment
ɛmˈplɔɪ məntem·ploy·ment

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  1. employmentnoun

    employ, hire

    unemployment, underemployment

  2. employmentnoun

    A use, purpose

    employ, hire

    underemployment, unemployment

  3. employmentnoun

    The act of employing

    The personnel director handled the whole employment procedure

    hire, employ

    unemployment, underemployment

  4. employmentnoun

    The state of being employed

    employ, hire

    underemployment, unemployment

  5. employmentnoun

    The work or occupation for which one is used, and often paid

    hire, employ

    unemployment, underemployment

  6. employmentnoun

    An activity to which one devotes time

    employ, hire

    underemployment, unemployment

  7. employmentnoun

    The number or percentage of people at work

    hire, employ

    underemployment, unemployment

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. employment

    A business is what one follows regularly; an occupation is what he happens at any time to be engaged in; trout-fishing may be one's occupation for a time, as a relief from business; business is ordinarily for profit, while the occupation may be a matter of learning, philanthropy, or religion. A profession implies scholarship; as, the learned professions. Pursuit is an occupation which one follows with ardor. An avocation is what calls one away from other work; a vocation or calling, that to which one is called by some special fitness or sense of duty; thus, we speak of the gospel ministry as a vocation or calling, rather than a business. Trade or trading is, in general, the exchanging of one thing for another; in the special sense, a trade is an occupation involving manual training and skilled labor; as, the ancient Jews held that every boy should learn a trade. A transaction is a single action, whether in business, diplomacy, or otherwise; affair has a similar, but lighter meaning; as, this little affair; an important transaction. The plural affairs has a distinctive meaning, including all activities where men deal with one another on any considerable scale; as, a man of affairs. A job is a piece of work viewed as a single undertaking, and ordinarily paid for as such. Trade and commerce may be used as equivalents, but trade is capable of a more limited application; we speak of the trade of a village, the commerce of a nation. Barter is the direct exchange of commodities; business, trade, and commerce are chiefly transacted by means of money, bills of exchange, etc. Business, occupation, etc., may be what one does independently; employment may be in the service of another. Work is any application of energy to secure a result, or the result thus secured; thus, we speak of the work of God. Art in the industrial sense is a system of rules and accepted methods for the accomplishment of some practical result; as, the art of printing; collectively, the arts. A craft is some occupation requiring technical skill or manual dexterity, or the persons, collectively, engaged in its exercise; as, the weaver's craft.

    affair, art, avocation, barter, business, calling, commerce, concern, craft, duty, handicraft, job, occupation, profession, trade, trading, traffic, transaction, vocation, work

    The business of a druggist; in business with his father; doing business for his father; have you business with me? business in New York; business about, concerning, or in regard to certain property.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. employment, employnoun

    the state of being employed or having a job

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

    employ, use, utilisation, exercise, usage, work, utilization, engagement


  2. employment, worknoun

    the occupation for which you are paid

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

    employ, use, utilisation, workplace, exercise, study, usage, oeuvre, body of work, piece of work, work, utilization, engagement


  3. employment, engagementnoun

    the act of giving someone a job

    conflict, fight, troth, usage, engagement, booking, involution, mesh, interlocking, battle, work, employ, utilization, utilisation, participation, involvement, betrothal, appointment, meshing, use, date, exercise


  4. use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercisenoun

    the act of using

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

    exercising, usage, use, practice, custom, habit, engagement, workout, use of goods and services, consumption, usance, role, practice session, function, work, employ, utilization, utilisation, economic consumption, drill, physical exercise, example, manipulation, enjoyment, recitation, purpose, physical exertion, exercise


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. employmentnoun

    business, occupation, engagement, pursuit, AVOCATION, calling, profession, trade, craft

  2. employmentnoun

    service, agency, office, EMPLOY

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How to use employment in a sentence?

  1. Ryan Sweet:

    We are due for some pay back after strong job growth over the last couple of months, i also think the timing is right for the tightening in financial market conditions last year to begin to affect the employment data.

  2. Michael Fitzpatrick:

    It's difficult for anybody to get a job these days, but they face particular problems, many of them have been away for a long time. They don't have that employment history. They have to indicate if they've ever been convicted of a crime.

  3. The PBOC:

    We should properly handle the relationship between stabilizing growth, ensuring employment, adjusting structure, preventing risks and controlling inflation.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    The ten crore population of a province/state or nation reeling under severe economic recession needs the ten lakhs employment generation in a year, not in ten years

  5. Edward Glaeser:

    There is a plausible view that in the long run all local low skilled employment will be in services.

Translations for employment

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  • وظيفة, توظيفArabic
  • занимание, служба, използване, употребаBulgarian
  • zaměstnanost, zaměstnáníCzech
  • Arbeit, Anstellung, Beschäftigung, ErwerbstätigkeitGerman
  • εργοδοσία, χρήση, εργοδότηση, πρόσληψη, απασχόληση, εργασία, δουλειάGreek
  • dungadoEsperanto
  • empleoSpanish
  • استخدامPersian
  • työllistäminen, ansiotyö, työllisyysFinnish
  • travail, emploiFrench
  • fostaíochtIrish
  • cosnadh, obairScottish Gaelic
  • empregoGalician
  • रोज़गारHindi
  • állás, elfoglaltság, alkalmazásHungarian
  • աշխատանք, գործArmenian
  • assunzione, impiego, occupazioneItalian
  • 雇用, 職業, 業務, 職, 勤め, 仕事, 使用, 就業人口, 勤務Japanese
  • 사용, 이용, 취업률, 일, 일자리, 고용, 직업, 활동, 근무Korean
  • вработеност, вработувањеMacedonian
  • nut, tewerkstelling, aanwerving, benutting, gebruik, emplooi, werkDutch
  • serviço, emprego, trabalhoPortuguese
  • занятость, занятие, трудоустройство, работа, службаRussian
  • запослење, zaposlenje, zaposlenost, запосленостSerbo-Croatian
  • sysselsättning, användning, sysselsättningsgrad, anställning, sysselsättningstalSwedish
  • ajiraSwahili
  • hizmetTurkish
  • việc làmVietnamese
  • 雇用Chinese

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