employment

Definitions

  • Showing internal columns employed to support the roof
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n employment the occupation for which you are paid "he is looking for employment","a lot of people are out of work"
    • n employment the act of using "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs","skilled in the utilization of computers"
    • n employment the act of giving someone a job
    • n employment the state of being employed or having a job "they are looking for employment","he was in the employ of the city"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system in India, employing over 1.6 million people
    • Employment That which engages or occupies; that which consumes time or attention; office or post of business; service; as, agricultural employments; mechanical employments; public employments; in the employment of government. "Cares are employments , and without employ
      The soul is on a rack."
    • Employment The act of employing or using; also, the state of being employed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Canadian holiday Boxing Day got its name from the custom of giving. Servants were given boxes which had money hidden inside them from their employers. The servants would have to break the box into pieces to get the money
    • n employment The act of employing or using, or the state of being employed.
    • n employment Work or business of any kind, physical or mental; that which engages the head or hands; anything that occupies time or attention; office or position involving business: as, agricultural employments; mechanical employments; public employment.
    • n employment An implement. Nares. [Rare.] Synonyms Vocation, Trade, etc. (see occupation); function, post, employ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest employer in Central Florida is Walt Disney World. There are approximately 50,000 people working there
    • Employment act of employing: that which engages or occupies: occupation
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Quotations

  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “It is in the gift for employing all the vicissitudes of life to one's own advantage and to that of one's craft that a large part of genius consists.”
  • Henry Ford
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    “It is not the employer who pays wages -- he only handles the money. It is the product who pays the wages.”
  • Walter Gilbey
    Walter Gilbey
    “The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.”
  • Riorio
    Riorio
    “You can employ men and hire hands to work for you, but you must win their hearts to have them work with you.”
  • Monta Crane
    Monta Crane
    “There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.”
  • Claudius Galen
    Claudius Galen
    “Employment is nature's physician, and is essential to human happiness.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. employer—L. implicāre, to infold—in, in, and plicāre, to fold. Imply and implicate are parallel forms.

Usage

In literature:

It was partitioned off from the main room by a glass partition through which he was at all times visible to his employes.
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
He therefore employed his emissaries to thwart the duke's measures.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Among the adventurers employed in this trade was one Adrian Block, noted as one of the boldest navigators of his time.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
The quantity of the latter employed was 295,865 cwt.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Turkish weights and measures, however, are still largely employed in local commerce.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
He began at the foot of the ladder, taking down shutters and sweeping out the store in which he was employed.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
We were first impressed by the very large number of women employed.
"A Journey Through France in War Time" by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
But many employes may have the same common employer and yet not be fellow-servants.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
Although a large number of Negroes served in World War II, their employment was limited in opportunity and expensive for the service.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
Sometimes a Sunar is employed to make a small image of Chhathi Devi, for which he is paid Rs.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
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In poetry:

While a thousand freer lasses,
Who their youth and charms employ,
Though your beauty theirs surpasses,
Live in far more perfect joy.
"Songs Set To Music: 19. Set" by Matthew Prior
Let music sound the voice of joy!
Or mirth repeat the jocund tale;
Let love his wanton wiles employ,
And o'er the season wine prevail.
"Winter" by Samuel Johnson
Of Him and His love will we sing,
His praises our tongues shall employ,
Till heavenly anthems we bring
In yonder bright regions of joy.
"We'll sing of the Shepherd that died" by Thomas Kelly
When Heav’n, Thy beauteous work on high,
Employs my wondering sight;
The moon that nightly rules the sky,
With stars of feebler light;
"O Thou, to Whom all creatures bow" by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady
Our anxious pains we all the day
In search of what we like employ;
Scorning at night the worthless prey,
We find the labour gave the joy.
"To The Honourable Charles Montague, Esq." by Matthew Prior
We glory in its radiant joys,
And smile with the everlasting sun;
This eternal change that man employs,
Has been so from Adam's day begun.
"The Bravest Soul" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey

In news:

No representative of the Company has authority to enter into any agreement contrary to the foregoing "employment at will " relationship.
Under Arizona law, the standard employment relationship is " at will ," meaning either party may end the relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.
At that time, I had reason to purchase many items for my employer on a very frequent basis.
Davies, 44, has headed the confederation, Britain's largest employers' organization, since 1992.
JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announced the extension of Dave Barger 's employment agreement two years, to 2015.
As a producer he invented the hip-hop skit, a tool he's employed consistently to generate laughs for himself (his first official solo release, Psychoanalysis: What Is It.
And despite all the so-called "benefits" of working for a large employer, I found that my health insurance covered none of the cost.
The bride-elect is employed as a teller at PNC Bank.
Anna was employed at the former Tupperware Co.
A former employ at the Cathedral Basilica is headed to prison for 17 years after stealing tens of thousands of dollars.
Wild-haired Scotsman Hamish Sinclair employs the most unseemly of tools.
Williams is employed with the Mississippi County Circuit Clerk's office in Charleston, and Bays is employed with BA Promotions in Dexter.
How to Underwrite Self-Employed Borrowers January 1, 2007 By Tim Harrington Self-employed borrowers are among the most difficult for loan officers to underwrite.
The self-employed individual who pays for health insurance can reduce their self-employment tax due to a tax law change.
Self-employed workers skew employment statistics.
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In science:

Hence, the side condition for the employment of the IH has to be revised, too.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
As we motivated in Section 2, we want to employ tuples to describe polyadic strategies, that is, strategies which process several terms.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
The generic type TP In Figure 14, we extend the typing judgements to formalise TP, and to employ TP for the relevant combinators.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Of course, the side condition for the employment of the IH has to be revised.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
To this end, we employ an equivalence ∼= on strategy types modulo associativity and commutativity of · & ·.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
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