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 principal activity in your life that you do to earn money.
Synonyms: business, job, line of work, line
- (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:
“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 soldiers occupation we cannot say is gone until human nature is gone.”
—Rutherford Birchard Hayes (18221893)
“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 (18591927)