The state of being employed or having a job:
— They are looking for employment.
— He was in the employ of the city.
Put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose.
Roget 625: pass one's time in, employ one's time in, spend one's time in; employ oneself in, employ oneself upon; occupy oneself with, concern oneself with; make it one's business etc. n.; undertake etc. 676; ... show more
Dutch: utiliseren, hanteren, benutten, aanwenden, bezigen, gebruiken, nemen, pakken, toepassen, verwerken
Engage or hire for work:
— How many people has she employed?.
Dutch: bezighouden, huren, inhuren
Moby thesaurus: active use, activities, activity, add, affair, affairs, appliance, application, apply, attend to business, attendance, avail, bag, bespeak, bestow, book, brief, business, busy, carry on ... show more.
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