1 be present in; be inside of [syn: inhabit]
2 keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection" [syn: busy]
4 occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container" [syn: fill]
6 as of time or space; "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time" [syn: take, use up]
7 march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939" [syn: invade]
8 engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely" [syn: absorb, engross, engage] [also: occupied]
- : To fill either
time or space.
- The film occupied three hours of my time.
- : To live or reside in.
- We occupy a small flat.
- : To fill or hold a position.
- I occupy the post of deputy cat catcher.
- : To conquer
- The Germans occupied the Channel Islands.
- : To hold the attention of.
- I occupied her friend while he made his proposal.
- To cohabit, to have
intercourse with. (Reference: Sidney J. Baker, The Australian
Language, second edition, 1966.)
- 1590s: God's light, these villains will make the word as odious as the word 'occupy;' which was an excellent good word before it was ill sorted — William Shakespeare, ''Henry VI, Part 2, II.iv http://www.web-books.com/Classics/Shakespeare/2HenryIV/2HenryIV2_7.htm.
- To place the theodolite or total station at (a point).
hold a position
- German: besetzen
- Old English: weardian
- Swedish: inneha
hold attention of
- sich beschäftigen mit
to be checked
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