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occupation - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'occupation' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Occupation [ n.]
- The act or process of occupying or taking possession; actual possession and control; the state of being occupied; a holding or keeping; tenure; use; as, the occupation of lands by a tenant.
- That which occupies or engages the time and attention; the principal business of one's life; vocation; employment; calling; trade.

Meaning of 'occupation' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . occupation [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied
Example in sentence:
  • during the German occupation of Paris
Meaning (2):
- any activity that occupies a person's attention
Example in sentence:
  • he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game
Meaning (3):
- the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
Example in sentence:
  • he's not in my line of business
Meaning (4):
- the act of occupying or taking possession of a building
Example in sentence:
  • occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal