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Definition 1: the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money - [noun denoting act]

Samples where occupation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he's not in my line of business

Synonyms for occupation in the sense of this definition

(occupation is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of occupation ) the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies

(... is a kind of occupation ) the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business

(... is a kind of occupation ) an occupation for which you are especially well suited

"in law he found his true metier"

(... is a kind of occupation ) an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)

(... is a kind of occupation ) the skilled practice of a practical occupation

"he learned his trade as an apprentice"

(... is a kind of occupation ) a job involving drudgery and confinement

(... is a kind of occupation ) a job in an organization

"he occupied a post in the treasury"

(... is a kind of occupation ) the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed

"he applied for an appointment in the treasury"

(... is a kind of occupation ) the occupation for which you are paid

"he is looking for employment" "a lot of people are out of work"

(... is a kind of occupation ) the particular occupation for which you are trained

(... is a kind of occupation ) your occupation or line of work

"he's in the plumbing game" "she's in show biz"

(... is a kind of occupation ) agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life

"farming is a strenuous life" "there's no work on the land any more"

(... is a kind of occupation ) the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

(... is a kind of occupation ) the occupation and skills of a confectioner

(... is a kind of occupation ) providing food and services

Definition 2: the act of occupying or taking possession of a building - [noun denoting act]

Samples where occupation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal

Synonyms for occupation in the sense of this definition

(occupation is a kind of ...) the act of acquiring something

"I envied his talent for acquiring" "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"

(... is a kind of occupation ) the act of taking occupancy before someone else does

Definition 3: the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for occupation in the sense of this definition

(occupation is a kind of ...) control exerted (actively or passively) by group action

(occupation belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 4: any activity that occupies a person's attention - [noun denoting act]

Samples where occupation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game

(occupation is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

Definition 5: the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied - [noun denoting time]

Samples where occupation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • during the German occupation of Paris

(occupation is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

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