Definition of employment :
1. That which engages or occupies; that which consumes time or attention; office or post of business; service; as, agricultural employments; mechanical employments; public employments; in the employment of government.
2. The act of employing or using; also, the state of being employed.
habit, used, line, booking, interlocking, troth, body of work, conflict, implementation, employ, pursuit, practice session, duty, engaging, purpose, fight, traffic, get, mesh, battle, retaining, physical exercise, involvement, action, play, appointment, date, meshing, use of goods and services, workout, physical exertion, drill, usance, handicraft, betrothal, participation, custom, utilisation, avocation, occupying, art, recitation, hire, trading, piece of work, engagement, example, craft, racket, role, using, hiring, exercising, economic consumption, manipulation, involution, consumption, workplace, study, oeuvre, enjoyment
application (part of speech: noun)
work (part of speech: noun)
business (part of speech: noun)
establishment, commerce, concern, company, service, market, proprietorship, commission, industry, exchange, interest, selling, vocation, situation, posting, corporation, labor, career, station, partnership, firm, position, business, practice, management, job, consortium, assignment, barter, livelihood, calling, activity, trade, busy work, transaction, retailing, profession, occupation, holding, negotiation, venture, enterprise, specialty, affair, merchant
- You may even keep your lodgings for the present; but you will be watched, I need not tell you, very closely indeed: and you must expect no more employment for a while." - "Oddsfish!", Robert Hugh Benson.
- When you have done your errand come you back to me, and you shall have employment better suited to one who bears the name of Biancomonte." - "The Shame of Motley", Raphael Sabatini.
- But he didn't do anything of the kind, and Candy considers himself still in his employment, and vows he's going to get hold of you before the other party does; so, you see, you have got two sets of detectives after you, and they'll be mighty sharp, for the first one that gets you will make the money." - "The Late Mrs. Null", Frank Richard Stockton.