What does occupation mean?

Definitions for occupation
ˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃənoc·cu·pa·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word occupation.

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"

GCIDE

  1. Occupation(n.)

    That which occupies or engages the time and attention.

    Etymology: [L. occupatio: cf. F. occupation.]

  2. Occupation(n.)

    Specfically: 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.

    Etymology: [L. occupatio: cf. F. occupation.]

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.

    Etymology: From occupacioun, from occupation, from occupatio.

  2. occupation(Noun)

    The act, process or state of possessing a place.

    Etymology: From occupacioun, from occupation, from occupatio.

  3. occupation(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. occupation

    The state of occupying or taking possession. Also, the state of being occupied or possessed; possession.

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

How to pronounce occupation?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of occupation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of occupation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of occupation in a Sentence

  1. Harrison Ford:

    On being an actor .nothing more than a worker in a service occupation . It's like being a waiter or a gas station attendant, but I'm waiting on 6 million people in a week if I'm lucky.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure is occupation.

  3. Mahmoud Abbas:

    Mr. President, it's about time for Israel to end its occupation of our people and of our land.

  4. Stephen Faraone:

    Although the nature of symptoms differs somewhat between children and adults, all age groups show impairments in multiple domains – school, family and friendships for kids and school, occupation, marriage and driving for adults.

  5. Og Mandino:

    Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives any challenge or any occupation, no mater how frightening or difficult, a new meaning. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles.

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