employer

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Borrowed from Middle French employeur; equivalent to employ +‎ -er.

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employer (plural employers)

  1. A person, firm or other entity which pays for or hires the services of another person.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 10, in The Celebrity:
      The skipper Mr. Cooke had hired at Far Harbor was a God-fearing man with a luke warm interest in his new billet and employer, and had only been prevailed upon to take charge of the yacht after the offer of an emolument equal to half a year's sea pay of an ensign in the navy.
    • 1973, E. F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful:
      the ideal from the point of view of the employer is to have output without employees, and the ideal from the point of view of the employee is to have income without employment.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French employer, from Old French emploier, emploiier, inherited from Latin implicāre, present active infinitive of implicō. Doublet of impliquer, a borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.plwa.je/
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employer

  1. to employ

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This verb is part of a large group of -er verbs that conjugate like noyer or ennuyer. These verbs always replace the ‘y’ with an ‘i’ before a silent ‘e’.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French emploier, emploiier.

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employer

  1. to employ; to use; to make use of

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  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

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  • French: employer