|n.||1.||The act of employing or using; also, the state of being employed.|
|2.||That which engages or occupies; that which consumes time or attention; office or post of business; service; |
|Noun||1.||employment - the state of being employed or having a job; "they are looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the city"|
unemployment - the state of being unemployed or not having a job; "unemployment is a serious social evil"; "the rate of unemployment is an indicator of the health of an economy"
|2.||employment - the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"|
|3.||employment - the act of giving someone a job|
|4.||employment - the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"|
EMPLOYMENT. An employment is an office; as, the secretary of the treasury
has a laborious and responsible employment; an agency, as, the employment of
an auctioneer; it signifies also the act by which one is engaged to do
something. 2 Mart. N. S. 672; 2 Harr. Cond. Lo. R. 778.
2. The employment of a printer to publish the laws of the United States, is not an office. 17 S. & R. 219, 223. See Appointment.