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1. occupation

noun. ['ˌɑːkjəˈpeɪʃən'] the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money.

Synonyms

  • berth
  • sport
  • trade
  • billet
  • calling
  • activity
  • situation
  • profession
  • metier
  • work
  • post
  • accounting
  • position
  • line of work
  • medium
  • appointment
  • place
  • land
  • accountancy
  • catering
  • office
  • confectionery
  • career
  • photography
  • farming
  • biz
  • treadmill
  • line
  • game
  • spot
  • business
  • craft
  • employment
  • vocation
  • salt mine

Antonyms

  • buy
  • export
  • import
  • sell

Etymology

  • occupacioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • occupation (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Occupation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word occupation


1. Noun, singular or mass
Every occupation or hobby has its own set of tools.

Quotes containing the word occupation


1. Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it.
- Jeanette Winterson

2. Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.
- Jeanette Winterson

3. Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
- Truman Capote

2. occupation

noun. ['ˌɑːkjəˈpeɪʃən'] the act of occupying or taking possession of a building.

Synonyms

  • acquiring
  • occupancy
  • preoccupancy
  • moving in
  • preoccupation

Antonyms

  • fire
  • unfasten
  • undock
  • lack

Etymology

  • occupacioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • occupation (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. occupation

noun. ['ˌɑːkjəˈpeɪʃən'] the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power.

Synonyms

  • military control

Antonyms

  • discontinuation
  • activation

Etymology

  • occupacioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • occupation (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. occupation

noun. ['ˌɑːkjəˈpeɪʃən'] any activity that occupies a person's attention.

Antonyms

  • discontinuance

Etymology

  • occupacioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • occupation (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

5. occupation

noun. ['ˌɑːkjəˈpeɪʃən'] the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied.

Synonyms

  • period
  • time period

Antonyms

  • source
  • peristalsis
  • anastalsis

Etymology

  • occupacioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • occupation (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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