What does occupy mean?

Definitions for occupy
ˈɒk yəˌpaɪoc·cu·py

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. busy, occupy(verb)

    keep busy with

    "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"

  2. occupy, reside, lodge in(verb)

    live (in a certain place)

    "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"

  3. occupy, fill(verb)

    occupy the whole of

    "The liquid fills the container"

  4. concern, interest, occupy, worry(verb)

    be on the mind of

    "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"

  5. invade, occupy(verb)

    march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation

    "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"

  6. 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"

  7. absorb, engross, engage, occupy(verb)

    consume all of one's attention or time

    "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

  8. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. occupy(Verb)

    To fill (time).

    The film occupied three hours of my time.

    Etymology: from occuper, from occupare, from ob + capere.

  2. occupy(Verb)

    To fill (space).

    The historic mansion occupied two city blocks.

    Etymology: from occuper, from occupare, from ob + capere.

  3. occupy(Verb)

    To live or reside in.

    We occupy a small flat.

    Etymology: from occuper, from occupare, from ob + capere.

  4. occupy(Verb)

    To have, or to have taken, possession or control of (a territory).

    Etymology: from occuper, from occupare, from ob + capere.

  5. occupy(Verb)

    To fill or hold (an official position or role).

    I occupy the post of deputy cat catcher.

    Etymology: from occuper, from occupare, from ob + capere.

  6. occupy(Verb)

    To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of.

    Etymology: from occuper, from occupare, from ob + capere.

  7. occupy(Verb)

    To hold the attention of.

    I occupied her friend while he made his proposal.

    Etymology: from occuper, from occupare, from ob + capere.

  8. occupy(Verb)

    To cohabit, to have sexual intercourse with.

    Etymology: from occuper, from occupare, from ob + capere.

  9. occupy(Verb)

    To place the theodolite or total station at (a point).

    Etymology: from occuper, from occupare, from ob + capere.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Occupy

    ok′ū-pī, v.t. to take or hold possession of: to take up, as room, &c.: to fill, as an office: to employ: (B.) to use: to trade with: (Shak.) to possess, enjoy.—v.i. to hold possession: (B.) to trade:—pa.t. and pa.p. occ′ūpied.ns. Occ′upancy, the act of occupying, or of taking or holding possession: possession: the time during which one occupies; Occ′upant, one who takes or has possession.—v.t. Occ′upāte (Bacon), to hold: to possess:—pr.p. occ′ūpāting; pa.p. occ′ūpāted.n. Occupā′tion, the act of occupying or taking possession: possession: state of being employed or occupied: that which occupies or takes up one's attention: employment.—adj. Occupā′tive.—n. Occ′upier, one who takes or holds possession of: an occupant: (B.) a trader. [Fr.,—L. occupāre, -ātumob, to, on, capĕre, to take.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. occupy

    Is a military phrase for taking possession of a work or fort, or to remain stationary in any place.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'occupy' in Verbs Frequency: #432

How to pronounce occupy?

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How to say occupy in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of occupy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of occupy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of occupy in a Sentence

  1. Helen Lau:

    It's not the end, we still have plan B; either to occupy other places or to step up our actions.

  2. Libby Schaaf:

    Occupy was a very costly experience for Oakland and I am very committed to ensuring we never face this level of liability again.

  3. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson:

    Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.

  4. Park Jong-kyu:

    Well-paying jobs that elderly people used to occupy are getting scarcer and elderly people are accepting positions even for very low wages.

  5. Mickey Mehta:

    Memories are good, bad and ugly & they occupy all the space in your mind, leaving very little for present moment awareness. Life flows towards you constantly and total memory occupation makes you miss the present moment celebration. Clean the slate & reboot your mind, don't memorize, be available to life every single moment and MickeyMize.

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