What does the word employ mean?

Usage examples for employ

  1. The good thou dost afford Lightly do we employ, All careless of the one who giveth joy. – Laments by Jan Kochanowski
  2. To employ our time we worked hours at the cairn, which soon assumed gigantic proportions. – South with Scott by Edward R. G. R. Evans
  3. The offence lay far too deep for that, and Handel realised that he must employ some special means of grace to secure his master's pardon. – Story-Lives of Great Musicians by Francis Jameson Rowbotham