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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Employ \Em*ploy"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Employed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Employing}.] [F. employer, fr. L. implicare to fold into, infold, involve, implicate, engage; in + plicare to fold. See {Ply}, and cf. {Imply}, {Implicate}.]

1. To inclose; to infold. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. To use; to have in service; to cause to be engaged in doing something; -- often followed by in, about, on, or upon, and sometimes by to; as: (a) To make use of, as an instrument, a means, a material, etc., for a specific purpose; to apply; as, to employ the pen in writing, bricks in building, words and phrases in speaking; to employ the mind; to employ one's energies.

This is a day in which the thoughts . . . ought to be employed on serious subjects. --Addison. (b) To occupy; as, to employ time in study. (c) To have or keep at work; to give employment or occupation to; to intrust with some duty or behest; as, to employ a hundred workmen; to employ an envoy.

Jonathan . . . and Jahaziah . . . were employed about this matter. --Ezra x. 15.

Thy vineyard must employ the sturdy steer To turn the glebe. --Dryden.

{To employ one's self}, to apply or devote one's time and attention; to busy one's self.

Syn: To use; busy; apply; exercise; occupy; engross; engage. See {Use}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Employ \Em*ploy"\, noun [Cf. F. emploi.] That which engages or occupies a person; fixed or regular service or business; employment.

The whole employ of body and of mind. --Pope.

{In one's employ}, in one's service.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

employ

noun

1: the state of being employed or having a job; "they are looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the city" [syn: {employment}, {employ}] [ant: {unemployment}]

verb

1: put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer" [syn: {use}, {utilize}, {utilise}, {apply}, {employ}]

2: engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?" [syn: {hire}, {engage}, {employ}] [ant: {can}, {dismiss}, {displace}, {fire}, {force out}, {give notice}, {give the axe}, {give the sack}, {sack}, {send away}, {terminate}]


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