n.1.The act or process of occupying or taking possession; actual possession and control; the state of being occupied; a holding or keeping; tenure; use; as, the occupation of lands by a tenant.
2.That which occupies or engages the time and attention.
3.The principal business of one's life; the principal work by which one earns one's livelihood; vocation; employment; profession; calling; trade; avocation; as, these days many people continue to practice their occupation well into their seventies.
Absence of occupation is not rest.
- Cowper.
Occupation bridge
(Engin.) a bridge connecting the parts of an estate separated by a railroad, a canal, or an ordinary road.
Noun1.Occupationoccupation - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
2.occupation - the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
3.occupation - any activity that occupies a person's attention; "he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game"
4.occupation - the act of occupying or taking possession of a building; "occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal"
5.occupation - the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied; "during the German occupation of Paris"

OCCUPATION. Use or tenure; as, the house is in the occupation of A B. A trade, business or mystery; as the occupation of a printer. Occupancy. (q.v.)
     2. In another sense occupation signifies a putting out of a man's freehold in time of war. Co. Litt. s. 412. See Dependency; Possession.

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