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occupy


  3  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Occupy  \Oc"cu*py\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  hold  possession;  to  be  an  occupant.  ``Occupy  till  I 
  come.''  --Luke  xix.  13. 
 
  2.  To  follow  business;  to  traffic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  occupy 
  v  1:  be  present  in  be  inside  of  [syn:  {inhabit}] 
  2:  keep  busy  with  "She  busies  herself  with  her  butterfly 
  collection"  [syn:  {busy}] 
  3:  live  (in  a  certain  place)  [syn:  {reside},  {lodge  in}] 
  4:  occupy  the  whole  of  "The  liquid  fills  the  container"  [syn: 
  {fill}] 
  5:  be  on  the  mind  of  "What  is  worrying  you?"  [syn:  {concern}, 
  {interest},  {worry}] 
  6:  march  aggressively  into  another's  territory  [syn:  {invade}] 
  7:  as  of  time  or  space:  "I  took  three  hours  to  get  to  work  this 
  morning";  "This  event  occupied  a  very  short  time"  [syn:  {take}, 
  {use  up}] 
  8:  engage  or  engross  wholly;  "Her  interest  in  butterflies 
  absorbs  her  completely"  [syn:  {absorb},  {engross},  {engage}] 




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