Occupy

  • 1 Occupy D.C. — Occupy DC march of October 9, 2011 Occupy D.C. is a non partisan people s movement focused on spreading the ideas of Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together in Washington, D.C.[1] The group has been demonstrating in McPherson Squa …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 occupy — oc‧cu‧py [ˈɒkjpaɪ ǁ ˈɑːk ] verb occupied PTandPP 1. [transitive] to use a particular building to live or work in: • a large computer company that occupies a building of some 60,000 sq ft occupier noun [countable] : • a tax payable by the… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Occupy — Oc cu*py, 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 occupy — I (engage) verb absorb, absorb the attention, absorb the mind, absorb the thoughts, address oneself to, amuse, apply oneself to, apply the attention to, apply the mind to, arrest the attention, attract the attention, attract the mind, attract the …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 Occupy — may refer to: Occupy movement, an international protest movement Occupation, referring either to a job or occupying a space See also All pages beginning with Occupy This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title …

    Wikipedia

  • 6 occupy — (v.) mid 14c., to take possession of, also to take up space or time, employ (someone), from O.Fr. occuper, from L. occupare take over, seize, possess, occupy, from ob over (see OB (Cf. ob )) + intensive form of capere to grasp, seize (see CAPABLE …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 occupy — [v1] be busy with absorb, amuse, attend, be active with, be concerned with, busy, divert, employ, engage, engross, entertain, fill, hold attention, immerse, interest, involve, keep busy, monopolize, preoccupy, soak, take up, tie up, utilize;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 Occupy — Oc cu*py, v. i. 1. To hold possession; to be an occupant. Occupy till I come. Luke xix. 13. [1913 Webster] 2. To follow business; to traffic. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 occupy — ► VERB (occupies, occupied) 1) live or have one s place of business in. 2) take control of (a place) by military conquest or settlement. 3) enter and stay in (a building) without authority. 4) fill or take up (a space, time or position). 5) keep… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 occupy — [äk′yo͞o pī΄, äk′yəpī΄] vt. occupied, occupying [ME occupien < OFr occuper < L occupare, to take possession of, possess < ob (see OB ) + capere, to seize: see HAVE] 1. to take possession of by settlement or seizure 2. to hold possession… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 occupy — [[t]ɒ̱kjʊpaɪ[/t]] ♦♦ occupies, occupying, occupied 1) VERB The people who occupy a building or a place are the people who live or work there. [V n] There were over 40 tenants, all occupying one wing of the hospital... [V n] Land is, in most… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 occupy */*/*/ — UK [ˈɒkjʊpaɪ] / US [ˈɑkjəˌpaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms occupy : present tense I/you/we/they occupy he/she/it occupies present participle occupying past tense occupied past participle occupied 1) a) if someone occupies a room, building, area… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 occupy — 01. Children need something to [occupy] their time; otherwise, they get bored. 02. The outhouse was [occupied], so I had to pee in the bushes. 03. You children need to find something to [occupy] your time instead of sitting around watching… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 occupy — oc|cu|py W2S3 [ˈɔkjupaı US ˈa:k ] v past tense and past participle occupied present participle occupying third person singular occupies [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(stay in a place)¦ 2¦(fill time)¦ 3¦(control by force)¦ 4¦(fill space)¦ 5 occupy somebody s… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 occupy — oc|cu|py [ akjə,paı ] verb transitive *** ▸ 1 use a place ▸ 2 be in control of place ▸ 3 have job/position ▸ 4 keep someone busy ▸ 5 regularly think about something 1. ) if someone occupies a room, building, area of land, seat, bed, or other… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 occupy — verb (T) 1 STAY IN A PLACE formal to live or stay in a place: The Jackson family have occupied this apartment for the past six months. 2 be occupied if a room, seat, or bed is occupied, someone is in it or using it 3 SEIZE AND CONTROL to enter a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 occupy — transitive verb ( pied; pying) Etymology: Middle English occupien to take possession of, occupy, from Anglo French occupier, occuper, from Latin occupare, from ob toward + cupare (akin to capere to seize) more at ob , heave Date: 14th century 1.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 occupy — verb Occupy is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑army, ↑cubicle, ↑settler, ↑tenant, ↑troops Occupy is used with these nouns as the object: ↑base, ↑bed, ↑building, ↑chair, ↑country, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 occupy — Synonyms and related words: abide, absorb, absorb the attention, admit, adopt, amuse, appropriate, arrest, arrogate, assimilate, assume, attend to business, be enfeoffed of, be possessed of, be seized of, beguile, berth, bespread, boast, bunk,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 occupy — v. (d; refl., tr.) to occupy with (she occupypied them with minor chores) * * * [ ɒkjʊpaɪ] (d; refl.,tr.) to occupy with (she occupyied them with minor chores) …

    Combinatory dictionary


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