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, occupyverb

    keep busy with

    "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"

  2. occupy, reside, lodge inverb

    live (in a certain place)

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

  3. occupy, fillverb

    occupy the whole of

    "The liquid fills the container"

  4. concern, interest, occupy, worryverb

    be on the mind of

    "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"

  5. invade, occupyverb

    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 upverb

    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, occupyverb

    consume all of one's attention or time

    "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

  8. fill, take, occupyverb

    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. occupyverb

    To fill (time).

    The film occupied three hours of my time.

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

  2. occupyverb

    To fill (space).

    The historic mansion occupied two city blocks.

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

  3. occupyverb

    To live or reside in.

    We occupy a small flat.

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

  4. occupyverb

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

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

  5. occupyverb

    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. occupyverb

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

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

  7. occupyverb

    To hold the attention of.

    I occupied her friend while he made his proposal.

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

  8. occupyverb

    To cohabit, to have sexual intercourse with.

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

  9. occupyverb

    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.

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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. Shachi Irde:

    ...the pipeline is not available. There are not enough women in senior management currently to occupy all the positions that are opening up for women, organisations have to focus on inclusion at all levels right from the beginning to ensure that they have a healthy pipeline to move up the ladder.

  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. Lu Wei:

    Indeed, we do not welcome those that make money off China, occupy China's market, even as they slander China's people. These kinds of websites I definitely will not allow in my house.

  4. Laurie Cestnick:

    Some Sanders supporters recently claimed Democratic National Committee leadership is giving preferential treatment to current front-runner former Vice President Joe Biden of Delaware. Some Sanders supporters say Some Sanders supporters mistrust polls showing Biden holding a commanding lead over the Democratic field, and some say they may stage another revolt at the partys 2020 national convention in Milwaukee, just as they did in Philadelphia in 2016, if Biden gets the nomination. CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Laurie Cestnick, a Sanders supporter who founded Occupy Democratic National Committee, told The Washington Times theyre frustrated that the mainstream media doesnt cover many of Some Sanders supporters candidates events. The mainstream media and theDNCare colluding against the American people, thats what it feels like. Its the same thing all over again.

  5. François de La Rochefoucauld:

    Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.

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