Definition of Occupation

1. Noun. The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money. "He's not in my line of business"

2. Noun. The control of a country by military forces of a foreign power.
Exact synonyms: Military Control
Generic synonyms: Social Control
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Derivative terms: Occupy

3. Noun. Any activity that occupies a person's attention. "He missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game"
Generic synonyms: Activity
Derivative terms: Occupy, Occupy, Occupy

4. Noun. The act of occupying or taking possession of a building. "Occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal"
Exact synonyms: Moving In, Occupancy
Generic synonyms: Acquiring, Getting
Specialized synonyms: Preoccupancy, Preoccupation
Derivative terms: Occupant, Occupy

5. Noun. The period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied. "During the German occupation of Paris"
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Derivative terms: Occupy, Occupy

Definition of Occupation

1. n. 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.

Definition of Occupation

1. Noun. An activity or task with which one occupies oneself; usually ''specifically'' the productive activity, service, trade, or craft for which one is regularly paid; a job. ¹

2. Noun. The act, process or state of possessing a place. ¹

3. Noun. The control of a country or region by a hostile army. ¹

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Definition of Occupation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Occupation

occupancy rate
occupation (current term)
occupation licence
occupation license
occupational deafness
occupational dentistry
occupational disease
occupational diseases
occupational exposure
occupational group
occupational groups
occupational hazard
occupational hazards
occupational health
occupational health nursing

Literary usage of Occupation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"This is not meant to indicate that prehistoric man occupied all the area of the world, nor that, having once discovered his occupation of a certain area, ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1909)
"At any rate, Metternich succeeded entirely in attaining his second object; for the Austrian occupation of Ferrara (July 17, 1847) hurried Italy prematurely ..."

3. The Cambridge Medieval History by John Bagnell Bury, James Pounder Whitney (1913)
"It is therefore clear from the beginning that it was not the Byzantines who made the occupation of Northern Africa difficult for the Arabians, ..."

4. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"This system of occupation or squatting, in which every one may take possession of the land which he chooses, appears possible only where there is ..."

5. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1917)
"THE ARMED occupation OF SANTO DOMINGO The Dominican Republic has been "in a state of military occupation " by the armed forces of the United States since ..."

6. Bulletin by Seventh-Day Adventists General Conference. Dept. of Education (1912)
"Teacher select occupation. Twenty-Third Week.— 1. Copy memory verse. Jer. 30:17. 2. Cut and mount from card No. 25 to illustrate above. reth ..."

7. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1908)
"AMERICAN occupation OF THE PHILIPPINES ADDRESS OF HON. EJ HILL Mr. Chairman: It is now claimed by some of our citizens that the continued occupation of the ..."

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