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EMPLOYER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does employer mean? 

EMPLOYER (noun)
  The noun EMPLOYER has 1 sense:

1. a person or firm that employs workers

  Familiarity information: EMPLOYER used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EMPLOYER (noun)


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Meaning:

A person or firm that employs workers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("employer" is a kind of...):

leader (a person who rules or guides or inspires others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "employer"):

boss; hirer (a person responsible for hiring workers)

master (directs the work of other)

mistress (a woman master who directs the work of others)

padrone (an employer who exploits Italian immigrants in the U.S.)

Simon Legree; slave driver (a cruel employer who demands excessive work from the employees)

Antonym:

employee (a worker who is hired to perform a job)


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