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Disemploy Dis`em*ploy", v. t.
To throw out of employment. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.
Disemployment Dis`em*ploy"ment, n.
The state of being disemployed, or deprived of employment.
This glut of leisure and disemployment. --Jer. Taylor.
Employable Em*ploy"a*ble, a. [Cf. F. employable.]
Capable of being employed; capable of being used; fit or
proper for use. --Boyle.
Employer Em*ploy"er, n.
One who employs another; as, an employer of workmen.
Employment Em*ploy"ment, n.
1. The act of employing or using; also, the state of being
2. 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.
Cares are employments, and without employ The soul
is on a rack. --Young.
Syn: Work; business; occupation; vocation; calling; office;
service; commission; trade; profession.
Misemployment Mis`em*ploy"ment, n.
Wrong or mistaken employment. --Johnson.
Preemploy Pre`["e]m*ploy, v. t.
To employ beforehand. ``Pre["e]mployed by him.' --Shak.
Unemployed Un`em*ployed", a.
1. Not employed in manual or other labor; having no regular
2. Not invested or used; as, unemployed capital.
Unemployment Un`em*ploy"ment, n.
Quality or state of being not employed; -- used esp. in
economics, of the condition of various social classes when
temporarily thrown out of employment, as those engaged for
short periods, those whose trade is decaying, and those least