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"
occupation, military control(noun)
the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
any activity that occupies a person's attention
"he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game"
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"
the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied
"during the German occupation of Paris"
That which occupies or engages the time and attention.
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.
Origin: [L. occupatio: cf. F. occupation.]
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.
The act, process or state of possessing a place.
The control of a country or region by a hostile army.
Origin: From occupacioun, from occupation, from occupatio.
"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
The state of occupying or taking possession. Also, the state of being occupied or possessed; possession.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'occupation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4097
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'occupation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4827
Rank popularity for the word 'occupation' in Nouns Frequency: #1339
The numerical value of occupation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of occupation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of occupation in a Sentence
So the occupation is pretty continual.
Liberation and occupation are two sides of the same coin.
That help ended when a peaceful protest became an armed occupation.
Idleness and lack of occupation tend - nay are dragged - towards evil.
We can't have real development in this sector until the occupation ends.
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- حرفة, وظيفةArabic
- ocupacióCatalan, Valencian
- obsazení, okupace, zaměstnáníCzech
- besættelse, okkupation, beskæftigelse, erhverv, arbejdeDanish
- Okkupation, Besetzung, Beschäftigung, BerufGerman
- απασχόληση, κατάληψη, κατοχήGreek
- miehitys, ajanviete, ammatti, työ, omistusFinnish
- gabháil, lonnaíochtIrish
- gnìomhachd, obair, dreuchd, cosnadhScottish Gaelic
- תעסוקה, כיבושHebrew
- աշխատանք, օկուպացիա, զբաղմունքArmenian
- 職業, 仕事, 占領Japanese
- 점령, 占領, 職業, 직업Korean
- pîşe, profesyon, hokar, meslek, kariyer, mihne, dagirkerî, داگیری, dagirîKurdish
- окупа́ција, стру́ка, зазе́мање, зани́мањеMacedonian
- bezetting, bezigheidDutch
- okkupasjon, yrkeNorwegian
- okupacja, zawód, zajmowanie, zajęciePolish
- ocupação, tomada, trabalho, serviço, tomada de posse, empregoPortuguese
- занима́ние, завладе́ние, заня́тие, оккупа́ция, профе́ссияRussian
- окупација, okupacijaSerbo-Croatian
- sysselsättning, ockupationSwedish
- ఆక్రమణం, వృత్తిTelugu
- chiếm đóngVietnamese
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