verb (occup, i, ed)
- (transitive): To fill either time or space.
- The film occupied three hours of my time.
- (transitive): To live or reside in.
- We a small flat.
- (transitive): To fill or hold a position.
- I 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 http://www.web-books.com/Classics/Shakespeare/2HenryIV/2HenryIV2_7.htm.
- (surveying) To place the theodolite or total station at (a point).
- German: besetzen
- Italian: occupare
- Dutch: bezetten(nl)
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