- transitive: To fill either time or space.
#:The film occupied three hours of my time.
- transitive: To live or reside in.
#:We occupy a small flat.
- transitive: To fill or hold a position.
#:I occupy the post of deputy cat catcher.
- transitive: To conquer somewhere.
#:The Germans occupied the Channel Islands.
- transitive: To hold the attention of.
#:I occupied her friend while he made his proposal.]
- obsolete To cohabit, to have sexual intercourse with. (Reference: Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language, second edition, 1966.)
#: 1590s: God's light, these villains will make the word as odious as the word 'occupy;' which was an excellent good word before it was ill sorted — w:William Shakespeare|William Shakespeare, ''w:Henry VI, Part 2|Henry VI, Part 2, II.iv 1. <!-- note: this line is missing from the Project Gutenberg edition, bowlderized or whatever -->
- surveying To place the theodolite or total station at (a point).
trans-top|time or space
German: in Anspruch nehmen
Swedish: uppta, ta upp
Old English: buan|bÅ«an, weardian
Swedish: bo i
trans-top|hold a position
Old English: weardian
Finnish: vallata, miehittÃ¤Ã¤
Swedish: ockupera, annektera
trans-top|hold attention of
sich beschÃ¤ftigen mit
Category:English transitive verbs