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Employ meaning

employ - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. To inclose; to infold.
  2. 2. To use; to have in service; to cause to be engaged in doing something; -- often followed by in, about, on, or upon, and sometimes by to; as: ( a) To make use of, as an instrument, a means, a material, etc., for a specific purpose; to apply; as, to employ the pen in writing, bricks in building, words and phrases in speaking; to employ the mind; to employ one's energies.
  3. 3. To occupy; as, to employ time in study.
  4. 4. To have or keep at work; to give employment or occupation to; to intrust with some duty or behest; as, to employ a hundred workmen; to employ an envoy.
  5. 5. That which engages or occupies a person; fixed or regular service or business; employment.
  6. 6. To use; engage at work.

employ - examples of usage

  1. He had enough to do to keep the men already in his employ.
  2. But perhaps you will say: " If this be true, what word or words am I to employ?" - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.
  3. 7276. Do you employ any fishermen? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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