What does occupation mean?

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

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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?

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How to say occupation in sign language?

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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. Anne Louise Germaine de Staël:

    Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty.

  2. David Ibsen:

    Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi was a former officer in Saddam Husseins army and was considered one of the most prominent ISIS members in Baghdadis circle, after the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq and the capture of Hussein in 2003, Quraishi eventually became a general Sharia jurist for al-Qaeda.

  3. Queen Christina:

    It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always this occupation ought to last as long as life.

  4. Le Drian:

    I note that Daesh (Islamic State) is retreating and that Daesh is retreating significantly, since Daesh's occupation of Syria and Iraq, since the attempt to attack Baghdad in June 2014, I think Daesh has lost between 30 and 40 percent of its territory.

  5. International Criminal Court:

    , he played a predominant and active role in the functioning of the local structure put in place during the group's occupation of Timbuktu in 2012, intentional attacks against historic monuments and buildings dedicated to religion are serious crimes.

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