Employed



[em-ploi] /ɛmˈplɔɪ/

verb (used with object)
1.
to hire or engage the services of (a person or persons); provide for; have or keep in one’s service:
This factory employs thousands of people.
2.
to keep busy or at work; engage the attentions of:
He employs himself by reading after work.
3.
to make use of (an instrument, means, etc.); use; apply:
to employ a hammer to drive a nail.
4.
to occupy or devote (time, energies, etc.):
I employ my spare time in reading. I employ all my energies in writing.
noun
5.
; service:
to be in someone’s employ.
/ɪmˈplɔɪ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to engage or make use of the services of (a person) in return for money; hire
2.
to provide work or occupation for; keep busy; occupy: collecting stamps employs a lot of his time
3.
to use as a means: to employ secret measures to get one’s ends
noun
4.
the state of being employed (esp in the phrase in someone’s employ)
v.

early 15c., from Middle French employer, from Old French emploiier (12c.) “make use of, apply; increase; entangle; devote,” from Latin implicare “enfold, involve, be connected with,” from in- (see in- (2)) + plicare “to fold” (see ply (v.1)).

Sense of “hire, engage” first recorded in English 1580s, from “involve in a particular purpose,” a sense which arose in Late Latin. Related: Employed; employing. The noun is 1660s, from French emploi. Imply, which is the same word, retains more of the original sense.

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