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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oc•cu•pyˈɒk yəˌpaɪ(v.)-pied, -py•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to have, hold, or take as a separate space; possess, reside in or on, or claim:

    The orchard occupies half the farm.

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  2. to be a resident or tenant of; dwell in.

  3. to fill up, employ, or engage:

    to occupy time reading.

  4. to engage or employ the mind, energy, or attention of:

    We occupied the children with a game.

  5. to take possession and control of (a place), as by military invasion.

  6. to hold (a position, office, etc.).

  7. (v.i.)to take or hold possession.

Origin of occupy:

1300–50; < OF occuper < L occupāre to seize, take hold, make one's own


Princeton's WordNet

  1. resident, occupant, occupier(noun)

    someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there

  2. occupier(noun)

    a member of a military force who is residing in a conquered foreign country


  1. occupier(Noun)

    One who occupies, particularly with respect to a foreign government controlling the territory of another.

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an occupant.

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