To inclose; to infold.
- To engage the services of; put to work: agreed to employ the job applicant.
- To provide with gainful work: factories that employ thousands.
- To put to use or service. See Synonyms at use.
- To devote (time, for example) to an activity or purpose: employed several months in learning Swahili.
- The state of being employed: in the employ of the city.
- Archaic Occupation.