Occupation

Occupation may refer to:

  • Job (role), a regular activity performed for payment, that occupies one's time
    • Employment, a person under service of another by hire
    • Career, a course through life
    • Profession, a vocation founded upon specialized training
    • Vocation, an occupation to which a person is specially drawn
    • A category in the Standard Occupational Classification System
  • Occupying a space, either through force, by fiat, or by agreement:
    • Military occupation, the martial control of a territory
    • Occupation (protest), a political demonstration
    • Occupancy, use of a building
  • Television series that use this word in their titles:
    • "Occupation" (Battlestar Galactica), an episode of the science fiction television series
    • Occupation (TV serial), a drama about the Iraq War

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)

    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)

    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)