verb (used with object)
to hire or engage the services of (a person or persons); provide employment for; have or keep in one’s service:
This factory employs thousands of people.
to keep busy or at work; engage the attentions of:
He employs himself by reading after work.
to make use of (an instrument, means, etc.); use; apply:
to employ a hammer to drive a nail.
to occupy or devote (time, energies, etc.):
I employ my spare time in reading. I employ all my energies in writing.
to be in someone’s employ.
to engage or make use of the services of (a person) in return for money; hire
to provide work or occupation for; keep busy; occupy: collecting stamps employs a lot of his time
to use as a means: to employ secret measures to get one’s ends
the state of being employed (esp in the phrase in someone’s employ)
verb (used with object) 1. to supervise or direct the preparation of (a newspaper, magazine, book, etc.); serve as editor of; direct the editorial policies of. 2. to collect, prepare, and arrange (materials) for publication. 3. to revise or correct, as a manuscript. 4. to expunge; eliminate (often followed by out): The author has edited […]
noun, Music. 1. a wind instrument with a single or double reed, as a saxophone or an oboe.
noun 1. an act or instance of employing someone or something. 2. the state of being employed; employ; service: to begin or terminate employment. 3. an occupation by which a person earns a living; work; business. 4. the total number of people gainfully employed or working. 5. an activity or the like that occupies a […]
noun 1. (Southwest English, dialect) a ditch, esp a drainage channel