Definitions for occupyˈɒk yəˌpaɪ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word occupy
keep busy with
"She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
occupy, reside, lodge in(verb)
live (in a certain place)
"She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"
occupy the whole of
"The liquid fills the container"
concern, interest, occupy, worry(verb)
be on the mind of
"I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"
march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation
"Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
take, occupy, use up(verb)
require (time or space)
"It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
absorb, engross, engage, occupy(verb)
consume all of one's attention or time
"Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
fill, take, occupy(verb)
assume, as of positions or roles
"She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"
To fill (time).
The film occupied three hours of my time.
To fill (space).
The historic mansion occupied two city blocks.
To live or reside in.
We occupy a small flat.
To have, or to have taken, possession or control of (a territory).
To fill or hold (an official position or role).
I occupy the post of deputy cat catcher.
To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of.
To hold the attention of.
I occupied her friend while he made his proposal.
To cohabit, to have sexual intercourse with.
To place the theodolite or total station at (a point).
Origin: from occuper, from occupare, from ob + capere.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'occupy' in Verbs Frequency: #432
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Occupy Wall Street is the gift that keeps on giving.
The eyes like sentinel occupy the highest place in the body.
We've taken back collectively 40 percent of the territory they occupy.
A friend broke off relations with me because I didn't want to join Occupy.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
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Translations for occupy
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- займа́ць, заня́ць, акупава́цьBelarusian
- bewohnen, besetzen, okkupieren, in Anspruch nehmenGerman
- miehittää, varata, vallataFinnish
- occuper, habiterFrench
- okipeHaitian Creole
- teneo, possideoLatin
- whakakapi, whetaMāori
- заня́ть, занима́ть, завладева́ть, завладе́ть, оккупи́роватьRussian
- inneha, uppta, annektera, ta upp, bo, bebo, ockuperaSwedish
- окупува́ти, займа́ти, зайня́тиUkrainian
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