What is occupation?

  • (noun): The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money.
    Synonyms: business, job, line of work, line
    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
  • (noun): Any activity that occupies a person's attention.
    Example: "He missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game"

Famous quotes containing the word occupation:

    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)

    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)

    The most useful and honorable science and occupation for a woman is the science of housekeeping. I know some that are miserly, very few that are good managers.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)