v. t.1.To take or hold possession of; to hold or keep for use; to possess.
[imp. & p. p. Occupied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Occupying .]
2.To hold, or fill, the dimensions of; to take up the room or space of; to cover or fill; as, the camp occupies five acres of ground.
3.To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of; to employ; to busy.
An archbishop may have cause to occupy more chaplains than six.
- Eng. Statute (Hen. VIII.
They occupied themselves about the Sabbath.
- 2 Macc. viii. 27.
4.To do business in; to busy one's self with.
All the ships of the sea, with their mariners, were in thee to occupy the merchandise.
- Ezek. xxvii. 9.
Not able to occupy their old crafts.
- Robynson (More's Utopia).
5.To use; to expend; to make use of.
All the gold that was occupied for the work.
- Ex. xxxviii. 24.
They occupy not money themselves.
- Robynson (More's Utopia).
6.To have sexual intercourse with.
v. i.1.To hold possession; to be an occupant.
2.To follow business; to traffic.
Verb1.occupy - be present in; be inside of
Synonyms: inhabit
2.occupy - keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
Synonyms: busy
3.occupy - live (in a certain place)
Synonyms: lodge in, reside
4.occupy - occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container"
Synonyms: fill
5.occupy - be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant"
Synonyms: concern, interest, worry
6.occupy - as of time or space; "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
Synonyms: take, use up
7.occupy - march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
Synonyms: invade
8.occupy - engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
Synonyms: engage, engross, absorb
abide, absorb the attention, admit, adopt, amuse, appropriate, arrest, arrogate, assimilate, assume, attend to business, be enfeoffed of, be possessed of, be seized of, beguile, berth, bespread, boast, bunk, busy, capture, catch, charm, claim, cohabit, colonize, come uppermost, command, complete, comprehend, comprise, conquer, consume, contain, count in, cover, crawl with, creep with, devote, diffuse, distract, divert, domicile, domiciliate, dominate, doss down, eat up, embody, embrace, employ, enchant, encircle, enclose, encompass, engage, engage the attention, engage the mind, engage the thoughts, engross, engross the mind, engross the thoughts, enjoy, enslave, entertain, enthrall, envisage, exercise, extend over, extend throughout, fascinate, fill in, fill out, fill the mind, fill up, garrison, grab, grip, hang out, have and hold, have in hand, have tenure of, hog, hold spellbound, hold the interest, honeycomb, hypnotize, imbue, immerse, include, incorporate, indent, interest, invade, involve, involve the interest, jump a claim, leave no void, leaven, live, lodge, make free with, make use of, mesmerize, mind the store, monopolize, monopolize the thoughts, move in, move into, nest, number among, obsess, obsess the mind, occupy the attention, occupy the mind, overrun, overspread, overswarm, pass the time, penetrate, people, perch, permeate, pervade, populate, preempt, preoccupy, prepossess, receive, reckon among, reckon in, reckon with, remain, requisition, reside, room, roost, run through, seize, seize the mind, settle in, settle into, sit on, soak, spellbind, spend, spend the time, squat, squat on, stay, subjugate, suffuse, swarm with, take all of, take in, take into account, take into consideration, take it all, take over, take possession of, take up, teem with, tenant, transfuse, use up, usucapt, usurp
Translate Occupy to Spanish, Translate Occupy to German, Translate Occupy to French
Occupant or occupier
Occupation bridge
occupation licence
occupation license
occupational disease
occupational group
occupational hazard
occupational safety and health act
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
occupational therapy
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ocean perch
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