What is occupation?

  • (noun): Any activity that occupies a person's attention.
    Example: "He missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "occupation":

  • (noun): The period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied.
    Example: "During the German occupation of Paris"
  • (noun): The act of occupying or taking possession of a building.
    Example: "Occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal"
    Synonyms: occupancy, taking possession, moving in
  • (noun): The control of a country by military forces of a foreign power.
    Synonyms: military control

Famous quotes containing the word occupation:

    The science, the art, the jurisprudence, the chief political and social theories, of the modern world have grown out of Greece and Rome—not by favor of, but in the teeth of, the fundamental teachings of early Christianity, to which science, art, and any serious occupation with the things of this world were alike despicable.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    Love is the natural occupation of the man of leisure.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

    ... possibly there is no needful occupation which is wholly unbeautiful. The beauty of work depends upon the way we meet it—whether we arm ourselves each morning to attack it as an enemy that must be vanquished before night comes, or whether we open our eyes with the sunrise to welcome it as an approaching friend who will keep us delightful company all day, and who will make us feel, at evening, that the day was well worth its fatigues.
    Lucy Larcom (1824–1893)