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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  occupied 
  adj  1:  held  or  filled  or  in  use  "she  keeps  her  time  well 
  occupied";  "the  wc  is  occupied"  [ant:  {unoccupied}] 
  2:  seized  and  controlled  as  by  military  invasion;  "the  occupied 
  countries  of  Europe"  [ant:  {unoccupied}] 
  3:  resided  in  having  tenants;  "not  all  the  occupied  (or 
  tenanted)  apartments  were  well  kept  up"  [syn:  {tenanted}] 
  4:  having  ones  attention  or  mind  or  energy  engaged;  "she  keeps 
  herself  fully  occupied  with  volunteer  activities";  "deeply 
  engaged  in  conversation"  [syn:  {engaged}] 




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