Definition of "occupancy" []

  • The act of occupying or the condition of being occupied. (noun)
  • The state of being an occupant or tenant. (noun)
  • The period during which one owns, rents, or uses certain premises or land. (noun)
  • The use to which something occupied is put: a building for commercial occupancy. (noun)
  • Law The act of taking possession of previously unowned property with the intent of obtaining the right to own it. (noun)
  • The act of occupying; possession of a property (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The possession and use of property by or without agreement and without any claim to ownership (noun)
  • The act of taking possession of unowned property, esp land, with the intent of thus acquiring ownership (noun)
  • The condition or fact of being an occupant, esp a tenant (noun)
  • The period of time during which one is an occupant, esp of property (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "occupancy" in a sentence
  • "There are 7 total rooms fully furnished for move-in occupancy, plus 2 full baths (no tubs) with walk-in showers, and 2 terraces."
  • "The occupancy is starting to build a bit, but rates are somewhat flat."
  • "U.S. shopping malls have arrested their declines in occupancy and lease rates and begun a slow recovery, but retail landlords caution that a stronger rebound will depend on job gains and renewed consumer confidence."