What is occupation?

  • (noun): The control of a country by military forces of a foreign power.
    Synonyms: military control
    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): Any activity that occupies a person's attention.
    Example: "He missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game"
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word occupation:

    Parenting, as an unpaid occupation outside the world of public power, entails lower status, less power, and less control of resources than paid work.
    Nancy Chodorow, U.S. professor, and sociologist. The Reproduction of Mothering Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender, ch. 2 (1978)

    Wars will remain while human nature remains. I believe in my soul in cooperation, in arbitration; but the soldier’s occupation we cannot say is gone until human nature is gone.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
    Jerome K. Jerome (1859–1927)