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Definition of "occupation" []

  • An activity that serves as one's regular source of livelihood; a vocation. (noun)
  • An activity engaged in especially as a means of passing time; an avocation. (noun)
  • The act or process of holding or possessing a place. (noun)
  • The state of being held or possessed. (noun)
  • Invasion, conquest, and control of a nation or territory by foreign armed forces. (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.

Use "occupation" in a sentence
  • "This war and occupation was founded on Bush's lies and these lies have infected everythingabout thisillegal warand occupation~ from the quasi Iraqi American-controlled government to the purposely misleading body and wounded count and why, you ask?"
  • "He has his money to take care of; a pleasant occupation, you may think; but, after all, an _occupation_, with all the strain and anxiety of labor, making more hard work for him, day and night, perhaps, than his neighbor has who digs ditches or thumps a lapstone."
  • "But we have taken genuine steps to devolve power and authority to the interim government, and if that continues I think we'll hear the term occupation less and less."