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, linenoun

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

    "he's not in my line of business"

  2. occupation, military controlnoun

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

  3. occupationnoun

    any activity that occupies a person's attention

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

  4. occupation, occupancy, moving innoun

    the act of occupying or taking possession of a building

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

  5. occupationnoun

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

    "during the German occupation of Paris"

GCIDE

  1. Occupationnoun

    That which occupies or engages the time and attention.

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

  2. Occupationnoun

    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. occupationnoun

    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. occupationnoun

    The act, process or state of possessing a place.

    Etymology: From occupacioun, from occupation, from occupatio.

  3. occupationnoun

    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.

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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
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    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. Joshua Wong:

    If this was an occupation on the streets every day it wouldn't have lasted anywhere near this long.

  2. Asa Kasher:

    The political posture around the ongoing (West Bank) occupation is a really huge question that differentiates us from the Americans in Afghanistan and so on, the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) functions on the basis of young people who are inducted, bring their own views from the street, and there is always the danger that they will act on their own accord and shoot when there's no need.

  3. 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.

  4. Edward Lawson:

    The idea was, after you flood these neighborhoods, you also flood them with social welfare programs, we got the flood of police, but we never got the flood of social welfare, so we ended up having these kind of occupation zones where the police are acting like an occupying army.

  5. Akira Momochi:

    For the first time since the war's end, there is a chance for the Japanese people to revise the constitution that was forced upon them by Occupation forces, frankly, I worry we will lose the ability to achieve this.

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