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OCCUPATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does occupation mean? 

OCCUPATION (noun)
  The noun OCCUPATION has 5 senses:

1. the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
2. the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
3. any activity that occupies a person's attention
4. the act of occupying or taking possession of a building
5. the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied

  Familiarity information: OCCUPATION used as a noun is common.


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OCCUPATION (noun)


Sense 1occupation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

job; occupation; line of work; business; line

Context example:

he's not in my line of business

Hypernyms ("occupation" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "occupation"):

photography (the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies)

accountancy; accounting (the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business)

medium; metier (an occupation for which you are especially well suited)

profession (an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences))

craft; trade (the skilled practice of a practical occupation)

salt mine; treadmill (a job involving drudgery and confinement)

berth; billet; office; place; position; post; situation; spot (a job in an organization)

appointment (the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed)

employment; work (the occupation for which you are paid)

calling; career; vocation (the particular occupation for which you are trained)

biz; game (your occupation or line of work)

farming; land (agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life)

sport (the occupation of athletes who compete for pay)

confectionery (the occupation and skills of a confectioner)

catering (providing food and services)


Sense 2occupation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The control of a country by military forces of a foreign power

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

military control; occupation

Hypernyms ("occupation" is a kind of...):

social control (control exerted (actively or passively) by group action)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)


Sense 3occupation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any activity that occupies a person's attention

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game

Hypernyms ("occupation" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)


Sense 4occupation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of occupying or taking possession of a building

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

moving in; taking possession; occupancy; occupation

Context example:

occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal

Hypernyms ("occupation" is a kind of...):

acquiring; getting (the act of acquiring something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "occupation"):

preoccupancy; preoccupation (the act of taking occupancy before someone else does)


Sense 5occupation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Context example:

during the German occupation of Paris

Hypernyms ("occupation" is a kind of...):

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)


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