Definitions for

Overview of verb occupy

The verb occupy has 8 senses? (first 7 from tagged texts)
1. (8) busy, occupy

(keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection")

2. (7) occupy, reside, lodge in

(live (in a certain place); "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor")

3. (3) occupy, fill

(occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container")

4. (2) concern, interest, occupy, worry

(be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift")

5. (2) invade, occupy

(march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939")

6. (1) take, occupy, use up

(require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time")

7. (1) absorb, engross, engage, occupy

(consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely")

8. fill, take, occupy

(assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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