occupied, past tense; occupied, past participle; occupies, 3rd person singular present; occupying, present participle;
Reside or have one's place of business in (a building)
the apartment she occupies in Manhattan
Fill or take up (a space or time)
two long windows occupied almost the whole wall
Be situated in or at (a place or position in a system or hierarchy)
on the corporate ladder, they occupy the lowest rungs
Hold (a position or job)
Fill or preoccupy (the mind or thoughts)
her mind was occupied with alarming questions
Keep (someone) busy and active
Sarah occupied herself taking the coffee cups over to the sink
Take control of (a place, esp. a country) by military conquest or settlement
the region was occupied by Britain during World War I
Enter, take control of, and stay in (a building) illegally and often forcibly, esp. as a form of protest
the workers occupied the factory
busy: keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
live (in a certain place); "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"
occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container"
concern: be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"
invade: march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
take: require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
absorb: consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
fill: 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"
(occupied) held or filled or in use; "she keeps her time well occupied"; "the wc is occupied"
(occupied) seized and controlled as by military invasion; "the occupied countries of Europe"
(occupied) engaged: having ones attention or mind or energy engaged; "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation"
(Occupied) Belligerent military occupation occurs when the control and authority over a territory passes to a hostile army.
: To fill either time or space; : To live or reside in; : To fill or hold a position; : To conquer somewhere; : To hold the attention of; To cohabit, to have sexual intercourse with. (Reference: Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language, second edition, 1966. ...
(occupied) reserved, engaged; busy, unavailable; subjugated, under the control of a foreign military presence
(Occupying) means in, upon; getting in, on, out or off
The word "occupied," as applied to any land or building, shall be construed to include the words "intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied."
(Occupied) An airline term for lavatory.
(Occupied) Often heard, as: "Occupied one female white." Means: Who's In the Car. When calling in an RQ or QV, a deputy will often indicate who is inside the car. The driver is listed first. ...
(Occupied) The guest is registered to the room and has not checked out yet.
(occupied) Taken over by enemy forces.
(Occupies) Plant Sciences North
1. A tactical task in which a force moves onto an objective, key terrain, or other man-made or natural terrain area without opposition, and controls that entire area. 2. To remain in an area and retain control of that area.
v. live in or have possession of (a house, land, etc)