Part of speech: noun

The act of employing; service; work.

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Usage examples "employment":

  1. 1757. Then the knitting with them is an extra sort of employment? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. Nathan came two or three times to his mother, to ask her what he should do; and Rollo himself, though, being older, his resources might naturally be expected to be greater, seemed to be out of employment. - "Rollo's Philosophy. [Air]", Jacob Abbott.
  3. I must find employment, and earn enough to get home with. - "Desert Dust", Edwin L. Sabin.