HyperDic: occupation

English > 5 senses of the word occupation:
NOUNactoccupation, business, job, line of work, linethe principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
actoccupation, military controlthe control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
actoccupationany activity that occupies a person's attention
actoccupation, occupancy, moving inthe act of occupying or taking possession of a building
timeoccupationthe period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied
occupation > pronunciation
Soundsaa.kyahpey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > occupation: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe principal activity in your life that you do to earn money.
Synonymsbusiness, job, line of work, line
Narroweraccountancy, accountingThe occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business
appointmentThe job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed
career, calling, vocationThe particular occupation for which you are trained
cateringProviding food and services
confectioneryThe occupation and skills of a confectioner
employment, workThe occupation for which you are paid
farming, landAgriculture considered as an occupation or way of life
game, bizYour occupation or line of work
metier, mediumAn occupation for which you are especially well suited
photographyThe occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies
position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situationA job in an organization
professionAn occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
sportThe occupation of athletes who compete for pay
trade, craftThe skilled practice of a practical occupation
treadmill, salt mineA job involving drudgery and confinement
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishempleo, empresa, ocupación, profesión, trabajo
Catalannegoci, ocupació, treball
Adjectivesoccupationalof or relating to the activity or business for which you are trained
Verbsoccupyconsume all of one's attention or time
English > occupation: 5 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe control of a country by military forces of a foreign power.
Synonymmilitary control
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broadersocial controlControl exerted (actively or passively) by group action
Spanishocupación militar, ocupación
Catalanocupació militar, ocupació
Verbsoccupymarch aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation
English > occupation: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAny activity that occupies a person's attention.
Example"he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game"
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Catalanocupació
Verbsoccupyconsume all of one's attention or time
occupykeep busy with
occupybe on the mind of
English > occupation: 5 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of occupying or taking possession of a building.
Example"occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal"
Synonymsoccupancy, moving in
Narrowerpreoccupancy, preoccupationThe act of taking occupancy before someone else does
Broaderacquiring, gettingThe act of acquiring something
Spanishocupación
Catalanocupació
Verbsoccupylive (in a certain place)
English > occupation: 5 senses > noun 5, time
MeaningThe period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied.
Example"during the German occupation of Paris"
Broadertime period, period of time, periodAn amount of time
Verbsoccupyrequire (time or space)
occupyoccupy the whole of

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