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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun employment:

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Definition of the noun employment

What does employment mean as a name of something?

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

noun - plural: employments

  1. the state of being employed or having a job
    • example: they are looking for employment
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of employment: employ
    • antonym of employment: unemployment
    • more generic word: state = the way something is with respect to its main attributes
  2. the occupation for which you are paid
  3. the act of giving someone a job
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of employment: engagement
    • more generic word: action = something done
    • more specific words:
      • shape-up = a way of hiring longshoremen by the day
      • call-back = the recall of an employee after a layoff
      • reservation / booking = the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of
  4. the act of using

Alternative definition of the noun employment


  1. A use, purpose
  2. The act of employing
  3. The state of being employed
  4. The work or occupation for which one is used, and often paid
  5. An activity to which one devotes time
  6. [economics] The number or percentage of people at work


"Employment" is the debut album by English indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs, released in March 2005 on B-Unique Records. Employment takes its inspirations from the Britpop and new wave movements, 70's-era punk rock and Beach Boys-esque West Coast music. Originally the album charted at number three in the UK Albums Chart on 13 March 2005, but charted at number two almost a year after its release, due to the band's success at the Brit Awards. Employment went on to become the fourth best-selling album in the United Kingdom that year.


  1. "Employment" is a classic science fiction story pioneering the concept of de-extinction by L. Sprague de Camp. It was first published in the magazine Astounding Science-Fiction for May, 1939. The story appeared under the pseudonym Lyman R. Lyon as the magazine's policy did not allow the name of any author to be repeated on the same contents page, and de Camp had another piece in the same issue under his actual name.
    • language: English Language
    • released in (76 years ago)
  2. "Employment" is a book by Heba Ahmad Handoussa.
    • also known as "Employment: budget priorities and microenterprises"
  3. "Employment" is a book by David A. Freedman.
  4. "Employment" is a book by P. D. Gerber.
    • also known as "Employment: a practical guide"


Employment is a relationship between two parties, usually based on a contract, one being the employer and the other being the employee.

  • also known as 僱傭

Phrases with Employment

Phrases starting with the word Employment:

  1. employment agent
  2. employment agency
  3. employment office
  4. Employment at Will
  5. employment contract
  6. employment agreement
  7. employment interview

Phrases ending with the word Employment:

  1. full employment
  2. Self-employment

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Employment

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Google previewJudicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases (1904)

Worcester says, "Employment means business, occupation, object of industry, engagement, avocation, calling, or profession.

Google previewBuilding Social Capital for Stable Employment: The Post ...

employment is a cure-all for the structural and institutional barriers Black ex- prisoners face. The reality is that...

Google previewCassier's Magazine (1903)

It is the steady job which develops fine human character, and, on the other hand, spasmodic employment is a very unfavourable condition for the development of character. It may seem strange to you even to mention such a reasonable ...

Google previewInternational Food Aid Programs (2007)

Options to Enhance Effectiveness : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, May 24, 2007

The labor force is defined as the total number of people who are working or looking (bra job: household employment is the total number of people who have jobs; the unemployment rote is the number of people who do not have jobs bill are ...

Google previewSports Engineering and Computer Science (2015)

Proceedings of the International Conference on Sport Science and Computer Science (SSCS 2014), Singapore, 16-17 September 2014 by Qi Luo

To guide and encourage college graduates to the grass roots-oriented employment is a fundamental way to solve structural contradictions in the employment of graduates. Talent resource is an important national resource. In the need of the ...

Google previewInformal fish retailing in rural Egypt: Opportunities to enhance income and work conditions for women and men

by Kantor, P.[Author]; Kruijssen, F.[Author]

Informal employment is a significant and often growing segment of the labor force in many developing countries, because it is an easy means of entry into work when formal jobs and access to them are limited, a way to diversify income ...

Google previewCounseling Theories and Techniques for Rehabilitation and Mental Health Professionals, Second Edition (2015)

by Fong Chan, PhD, CRC

Supported Employment According to the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998, supported employment is a program to assist people with the most significant disabilities to become, and remain, successfully and competitively employed in ...

Google previewEstimates and Projections of the Labor Force and Civilian Employment in the U.S.S.R. (1967)

1950-1975 by Ritchie H. Reed

Man-hour employment is the least ambiguous measure of labor input, but unfortunately few man-hour data are collected and even fewer are published. Man- day employment is the next best measure of labor input and some data are collected ...

Google previewMultistate Bar Exam (Mbe) Review (2008)

by James J. Rigos

ICI Although "for cause" employment is a protected property interest, due process is not required when the employee is "at will." Therefore, a blanket statement that employment is protected is inaccurate. (A) is incorrect because welfare benefits ...

Google previewHispanic Self-employment in the Southwest (1998)

Rising Above the Threshold of Poverty by Virginia Solis Zuiker

An attraction to self employment is the notion of being one's own boss (Steinmetz & Wright, l989) long part of the great...

Google previewMultistate Bar Exam Review (2010)

by James J. Rigos

/C/ Although “for cause” employment is a protected property interest, due process is not required when the employee is “at will.” Therefore, a blanket statement that employment is protected is inaccurate. (A) is incorrect because welfare benefits ...

Google previewStriving for Better Jobs (2014)

The Challenge of Informality in the Middle East and North Africa by Roberta Gatti, Diego F. Angel-Urdinola, Joana Silva, András Bodor

Although informal employment is a job-based concept, the category of “informal sector employment” is an enterprise-based concept as defined by the 15th ICLS in 1993. A set ofcharacteristics ofthe economic units is used: (1) legal status ...

Google previewThe Laws of Prosperity (2011)

Building a Divine Foundation of Success by E. Bernard Jordan

Employment is the milieu in which our creative powers can be best used.

Google previewQuadrilingual Economics Dictionary (2012)

by Simon K. Kuipers, B.S. Wilpstra

employment, full - f plein emploi m d Vollbeschäftigung f n volledig emplooi n employment insurance; social insurance; social security (Am.) f assurances fpl ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the 1940s (2006)

by James Gilbert Ryan, Leonard C. Schlup

WHITTEN EMPLOYMENT ACT OF 1946 Politicians began planning for the postwar economy before World War II ended. Would the nation return to depression with the cessation of war spending, as it did in 1938 when New Deal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Career Development (2006)

by Jeffrey H. Greenhaus, Gerard A. Callanan

Part-time employment is a formalized work arrangement where an employee works fewer hours than what an employer judges to be customary for a full-time employee. For legal and comparative purposes, the U.S. Department of Labor ...

Google previewRoutledge International Encyclopedia of Women (2004)

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge by Cheris Kramarae, Dale Spender

EMPLOYMENT: Informal. See economy: informal. EMPLOYMENT: Occupational. Experiences. See work: occupational experiences. EMPLOYMENT: Occupational . Segregation. See work: occupational segregation.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology (2006)

by Trauth, Eileen M.

Employment. Arrangements,. Need. Profiles,. and. - men. Thus, the use of the three need profiles. 242...

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Quotes about Employment

I define genuine full employment as a situation where there are at least as many job openings as there are persons seeking employment, probably calling for a rate of unemployment, as currently measured, of between 1 and 2 percent. (William Vickrey)
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Scrabble value of E1M3P3L1O1Y4M3E1N1T1

The value of this 10-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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