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 for Employed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Employ \Em*ploy"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Employed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Employing.] [F. employer, fr. L. implicare to fold into,
     infold, involve, implicate, engage; in + plicare to fold. See
     Ply, and cf. Imply, Implicate.]
     1. To inclose; to infold. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     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.
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                  This is a day in which the thoughts . . . ought
                  to be employed on serious subjects. --Addison.
        (b) To occupy; as, to employ time in study.
        (c) 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.
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                  Jonathan . . . and Jahaziah . . . were employed
                  about this matter.                --Ezra x. 15.
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                  Thy vineyard must employ the sturdy steer
                  To turn the glebe.                --Dryden.
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     To employ one's self, to apply or devote one's time and
        attention; to busy one's self.
  
     Syn: To use; busy; apply; exercise; occupy; engross; engage.
          See Use.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  employed
      adj 1: having your services engaged for; or having a job
             especially one that pays wages or a salary; "most of our
             graduates are employed" [ant: unemployed]
      2: put to use

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "employed":
     applied, at it, at work, busy, chartered, engaged, exercised,
     exerted, full of business, hard at it, hard at work, hired,
     hireling, in harness, leased, let, mercenary, occupied, on duty,
     on the go, on the hop, on the job, on the jump, on the move,
     on the run, paid, rented, secondhand, subleased, sublet, tied up,
     used, working
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  EMPLOYED. One who is in the service of another. Such a person is entitled to 
  rights and liable to. perform certain duties. 
       2. He is entitled to a just compensation for his services; when there 
  has been a special contract, to what has been agreed upon; when not, to such 
  just recompense as he deserves. 
       3. He is bound to perform the services for which he has engaged 
  himself; and for a violation of his engagement he may be sued, but he is not 
  liable to corporal correction. An exception to this rule may be mentioned; 
  on the ground of necessity, a sailor may be punished by reasonable 
  correction, when it is necessary for the safety of the vessel, and to 
  maintain discipline. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 1001: 2 Id. n. 2296. 
  
  

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