Antonyms for employed

Grammar : Adj
Spell : em-ploi
Phonetic Transcription : ɛmˈplɔɪ

Definition of employed

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Middle French employer, from Old French emploiier (12c.) "make use of, apply; increase; entangle; devote," from Latin implicare "enfold, involve, be connected with," from in- (see in- (2)) + plicare "to fold" (see ply (v.1)).
  • Sense of "hire, engage" first recorded in English 1580s, from "involve in a particular purpose," a sense which arose in Late Latin. Related: Employed; employing. The noun is 1660s, from French emploi. Imply, which is the same word, retains more of the original sense.
  • adj working
Example sentences :
  • Since that time, he has been employed as coachman by Uri Gilbert, Esq., of this city.
  • Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
  • We employed our spare time in gymnastics, in turning, and in rambles.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • And how do you think Bella employed herself while I was writing?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • There you will guess how the greatest part of the hour was employed.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • He had come from the station of Mr.——, where he was employed as stockman.
  • Extract from : « Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia » by Thomas Mitchell
  • If the oven is to be used, a device that fits the oven should be employed.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Girls and women are employed in examining the bodies of the moths with microscopes.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • The officers and men not employed in the trenches were directed to lie down.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • He knew nothing of her except her name and that she was employed as a waitress in a restaurant.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • They prophesied, that from the moment I began to be employed, I should rise rapidly.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth

Synonyms for employed

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