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 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 period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied.
    Example: "During the German occupation of Paris"
  • (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)

    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 costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)