Definitions for occupationˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oc•cu•pa•tionˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. a person's usual or principal work, esp. in earning a living; vocation.

  2. any activity in which a person is engaged.

  3. possession, settlement, or use of land or property.

  4. the act of occupying.

  5. the state of being occupied.

  6. the seizure and control of an area by military forces, esp. foreign territory.

  7. the term of control of a territory by foreign military forces.

  8. the holding of an office or official function.

Origin of occupation:

1250–1300; ME (< MF) < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. occupation, business, job, line of work, line(noun)

    the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

    "he's not in my line of business"

  2. occupation, military control(noun)

    the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power

  3. occupation(noun)

    any activity that occupies a person's attention

    "he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game"

  4. occupation, occupancy, moving in(noun)

    the act of occupying or taking possession of a building

    "occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal"

  5. occupation(noun)

    the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied

    "during the German occupation of Paris"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. occupation(noun)ˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃən

    a job or profession

    Please indicate your name, address, and occupation.

  2. occupationˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃən

    the time or state when one country's military takes control of another country

    rebels fighting against the occupation

  3. occupationˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃən

    sth sb spends time doing; = activity

    Puzzles are a favorite occupation on a rainy day.

  4. occupationˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃən

    the act of living in a building

    a court order prohibiting occupation of the building

Wiktionary

  1. occupation(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.

  2. occupation(Noun)

    The act, process or state of possessing a place.

  3. occupation(Noun)

    The control of a country or region by a hostile army.

  4. Origin: From occupacioun, from occupation, from occupatio.

Freebase

  1. Occupation

    "Occupation" is the third season premiere and 34th episode of the re-imagined American science fiction drama television series Battlestar Galactica. The episode was written by re-imagined creator Ronald D. Moore, and directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan. It first aired on October 6, 2006 on the Sci-Fi Channel along with the following episode "Precipice". In the episode, the Cylons are in their fourth month of a military occupation on New Caprica, where the majority of the human population are residing. A resistance movement is trying to deter the Cylons away. Meanwhile, Admiral William Adama continues his plan to rescue everybody there. Unlike most episodes, it does not include a survivor count. The story behind the episode was inspired by several wars and occupations in the past, including the Quartering Acts and the Iraq War. Several parts of the episode changed from the script, more predominantly the scenes involving a suicide bombing. The producers were worried that the Sci Fi Channel would not allow the inclusion of the scene. The episode was seen by 2.2 million viewers and attracted generally positive reactions from critics. In addition, Moore's writing of the episode was nominated for an Emmy and a Writers Guild of America award.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'occupation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4097

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'occupation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4827

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'occupation' in Nouns Frequency: #1339


Translations for occupation

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

occupation(noun)

a person's job or work.

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