- ♦♦♦occupations1) N-COUNT Your occupation is your job or profession.
I suppose I was looking for an occupation which was going to be an adventure...
Occupation: administrative assistant.2) N-COUNT An occupation is something that you spend time doing, either for pleasure or because it needs to be done.
Parachuting is a dangerous occupation.Syn:3) N-UNCOUNT The occupation of a country happens when it is entered and controlled by a foreign army.
Prii had become fluent in German during the Wehrmacht's occupation of Estonia in 1942...
...the deportation of Jews from Paris during the German occupation.Syn:4) N-UNCOUNT The occupation of a building is the act or fact of someone living or working in it.
...people who sell their home and buy another one for their own occupation.Syn:
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occupation — [ ɔkypasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. occupatio 1 ♦ Ce à quoi on consacre son activité, son temps. ⇒ affaire, besogne, ouvrage, passe temps. « Les jeux des enfants sont de graves occupations » (Barbusse). Elle a de multiples occupations. Vaquer à ses… … Encyclopédie Universelle
occupation — oc‧cu‧pa‧tion [ˌɒkjˈpeɪʆn ǁ ˌɑːk ] noun [countable] PROPERTY a job or profession, used especially on official forms or for writing about the jobs people do: • Please state your name, age, and occupation. • The least stressful occupations in our … Financial and business terms
occupation — Occupation. s. f. v. Employ, affaire à laquelle on est occupé. Importante occupation. serieuse, penible occupation. frivole, legere occupation. j ay assez d occupation. voilà une belle occupation pour un homme sage. quelles sont maintenant vos… … Dictionnaire de l'Académie française
Occupation — may refer to: Job (role), a regular activity performed for payment, that occupies one s time Employment, a person under service of another by hire Career, a course through life Profession, a vocation founded upon specialized training Vocation, an … Wikipedia
Occupation — Oc cu*pa tion, n. [L. occupatio: cf. F. occupation.] 1. 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.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
occupation — I (possession) noun ascendancy, authority, charge, command, control, direction, domination, dominion, influence, inhabitation, jurisdiction, mastery, occupancy, occupatio, ownership, power, predominance, predominancy, proprietary rights,… … Law dictionary
occupation — [n1] profession, business activity, affair, calling, chosen work, craft, daily grind*, day gig*, do, dodge*, employment, game*, grindstone*, hang*, job, lick*, line, line of work, métier, moonlight*, nine to five*, play*, post, pursuit, racket*,… … New thesaurus
Occupation — Occupation, lat. deutsch, Besetzung, Einnahme; Besitzergreifung an herrenlosen Sachen, die noch nie im Eigenthum gewesen oder wo dasselbe aufgegeben worden ist. Nicht so an verlornen Sachen, deren widerrechtliche Aneignung den Funddiebstahl… … Herders Conversations-Lexikon
Occupation — Occupation, the the period from 1940 44 during World War II, when France was occupied by the German army … Dictionary of contemporary English
occupation — (n.) early 14c., fact of holding or possessing; mid 14c., a being employed in something, also a particular action, from O.Fr. occupacion (12c.), from L. occupationem (nom. occupatio) a taking possession, business, employment, noun of action from… … Etymology dictionary
occupation — employment, *work, calling, pursuit, business … New Dictionary of Synonyms