What is 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
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "occupation":

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

Famous quotes containing the word occupation:

    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)

    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)

    For myself I found that the occupation of a day-laborer was the most independent of any, especially as it required only thirty or forty days in a year to support one. The laborer’s day ends with the going down of the sun, and he is then free to devote himself to his chosen pursuit, independent of his labor; but his employer, who speculates from month to month, has no respite from one end of the year to the other.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)