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Comparison of usage frequency between the noun employee and its most common antonym:


Employee is sometimes a misspelling of employees.

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Definition of the noun employee

What does employee mean as a name of something?

Employee is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: employees

  1. a worker who is hired to perform a job
    • examples: Every boss has his or her favorite employee. | And that's why for almost a hundred years, any employee has been able to go to his employer and insist on being paid in cash. | The outraged employee resigned at once. | Bankruptcy is to the employer what dismissal is to the employee. | Work pace is left up to the individual employee. | Each employee is entitled to a two week paid vacation per year. | The employee asked for the all the members rise in pay. | Every employee is supposed to keep his own vehicle in perfect condition. | The new employee glossed over his first mistake. | He came upon his employee who'd been looking after the place in his absence.
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • antonym: employer
    • more generic word: worker = a person who works at a specific occupation
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun employee


  1. An individual who provides labor to a company or another person.


  1. Employee is a fictional character from the 2014 short drama film The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375.
  2. Employee is a fictional character from Harvest.
  3. Employee is a fictional character from the 1953 film Terminal Station.
  4. Employee is a fictional character from the 1974 film Rabid Dogs.
  5. Employee is a fictional character from the 1991 film Another You.
  6. Employee is a fictional character from the 2002 film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
  7. Employee is a fictional character from the tv series Manhattan Love Story.
  8. Employee is a fictional character from the James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies.
  9. Employee a.k.a. Employée is a fictional character from the 2013 film Diego Star.
  10. Employee is a fictional character from the 2002 film Minority Report.
  11. Employee is a fictional character from the 1999 film Big Daddy.
  12. Employee is a fictional character from the 2009 film Miss March.

There are other characters with in their name, like Insurance Company Employee.


"Employee" is a musical album of Yuco.

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Phrases with Employee

  1. Employee benefit
  2. Employee handbook
  3. employee turnover
  4. employee ownership
  5. employee savings plan
  6. employee-owned business
  7. employee-owned enterprise
  8. employee stock ownership plan

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Employee

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Google previewCode of Federal Regulations (1995)


Collectively bargained employee means a collectively bargained employee within the meaning of $1.410(b)—6(d)(2). Covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Covered by a collective bargaining agreement means covered by a ...

Google previewL.S.A., List of C.F.R. Sections Affected (2003)

Collectively bargained employee means a collectively bargained employee within the meaning of § l.410(b)—6(d)(2). Covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Covered by a collective bargaining agreement means covered by a ...

Google previewPractical Guide to Using SQL in Oracle (2010)

by Richard Earp, Associate Professor Sikha Bagui, Dr, Sikha Bagui, Associate Professor of Computer Science University of West Florida Dr Sikha Bagui

about employees; hence, an employee is an entity. Whereas we used to refer to the employee ...

Google previewBusiness taxpayer information publications (2000)

by United States. Internal Revenue Service

A highly compensated employee is an individual who: • Owned more than 5% of the capital or profits in your business at any time during the year or the preceding year, or • For the preceding year, received compensation from you of more than ...

Google previewUnited States Reports Volume 551: Cases Adjudged in The Supreme Court at October Term, 2006

If the United States or any federal department, office, agency, officer, or employee is a party to be served, service shall be made on the Solicitor General of the United States, Room 5614, Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N. W., ...

Google previewTaxpayer Information Publications (1997)

Your employee is a qualified employee (defined later), 2 ) The employee does not use the transportation for personal purposes other ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Key Topics and Issues (2012)

The term “employee benefits” describes a form of indirect compensation offered to employees by employers in addition to regular wage or salary compensation ( Rosenbloom, 1996). Flexible benefits are an approach to employee benefits in ...

Google previewWorld Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship (2011)

by Leo Paul Dana

Generally, an employee start-up is defined as a new firm founded by an individual which has been employed by another private firm within the same industry prior to the foundation. With respect to the terminology, there has been some ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP): A service, plan, or set of benefits that are designed for personal or family problems, including mental health, substance abuse, gambling addiction, marital problems, parenting problems, emotional ...

Google previewDictionary of International Economics Terms (2006)

by John Owen Edward Clark

golden handcuffs A contractual arrangement between a company and its employee whereby the employee has a strong financial incentive (other than the loss of normal salary) to remain with the company, such as a low-interest mortgage or ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Business (2009)

by W. Davis Folsom, Rick Boulware

The Age Discrimination Employment Act protects against age discrimination, and the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT protect employees with physical or mental disabilities. The EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ACT of ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Insurance (2010)

by Lawrence Silver, Robert E Stevens, Kenneth Clow

CAFETERIA PLANS Under a cafeteria plan, employers do not simply offer a medical plan and other benefits such as term life insurance, but rather give each employee a certain amount of “benefit dollars” equal to the amount the employer ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Investing (2012)

by Robert E. Stevens

EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN (ESPP) Similar to a stock option plan, an ESPP allows employees to buy stock, usually through payroll deductions, over a three- to twentyseven-month “offering period.” The price is generally discounted ...

Google previewDictionary of HRM

Blackleg An employee who continues working when there is a strike. Black List (1 ) A list of goods, people or companies, which have been blacked. (2) A list of people considered by an employer to be too dangerous or disruptive to employ.

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Organization Studies (2007)

by Stewart Clegg, James R. Bailey

Major topics included employee productivity, satisfaction, motivation, and work group dynamics. Conceptual Overview In 1924 the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences along with researchers from the Hawthorne ...

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Quotes about Employee

I am not a federal employee. I am a constitutional officer. My job is the Constitution of the United States, I am not a government employee. I am in the Constitution. (Tom DeLay)
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Scrabble value of E1M3P3L1O1Y4E1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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