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Meaning of occupied by Wiktionary Dictionary




    1. reserved, engaged
    2. busy, unavailable
    3. subjugated, under the control of a foreign military presence

Explanation of occupied by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. having ones attention or mind or energy engaged

    2. she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities
    3. resided in

    4. not all the occupied ( or tenanted ) apartments were well kept up
    5. held or filled or in use

    6. she keeps her time well occupied
      the wc is occupied
    7. seized and controlled as by military invasion

    8. the occupied countries of Europe

    Definition of occupied by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. occupied adj.
      1. Engaged; in use; being used by a person and not free for use by someone else; as, “the wc is occupied”. Opposite of free, available, and unoccupied.

      2. Inhabited, lived-in, tenanted; having residents; -- of dwelling units. [Narrower terms: owner-occupied]

      3. Overrun, taken over; -- of countries or territories; as, “occupied France”. Opposite of unoccupied.

      4. Busy; actively or fully engaged in some activity; -- of people. Opposite of idle.

      Syn. -- employed, engaged.

    2. Occupy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Occupied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Occupying] [OE. occupien, F. occuper, fr.L. occupare; ob ( see Ob- ) + a word akin to capere to take. See Capacious.]
      1. To take or hold possession of; to hold or keep for use; to possess.

      Woe occupieth the fine [end] of our gladness. Chaucer.

      The better apartments were already occupied. W. Irving.

      2. To hold, or fill, the dimensions of; to take up the room or space of; to cover or fill; as, “the camp occupies five acres of ground”. Sir J. Herschel.

      3. To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of; to employ; to busy.

      An archbishop may have cause to occupy more chaplains than six. Eng. Statute ( Hen. VIII. )

      They occupied themselves about the Sabbath. 2 Macc. viii. 27.

      4. To do business in; to busy one's self with. [Obs.]

      All the ships of the sea, with their mariners, were in thee to occupy the merchandise. Ezek. xxvii. 9.

      Not able to occupy their old crafts. Robynson ( More's Utopia ).

      5. To use; to expend; to make use of. [Obs.]

      All the gold that was occupied for the work. Ex. xxxviii. 24.

      They occupy not money themselves. Robynson ( More's Utopia ).

      6. To have sexual intercourse with. [Obs.] Nares.