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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Occupation  \Oc`cu*pa"tion\,  n.  [L.  occupatio:  cf.F.  occupation.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  occupying  or  taking  possession; 
  actual  possession  and  control;  the  state  of  being 
  occupied;  a  holding  or  keeping;  tenure;  use  as  the 
  occupation  of  lands  by  a  tenant. 
  2.  That  which  occupies  or  engages  the  time  and  attention;  the 
  principal  business  of  one's  life;  vocation;  employment; 
  calling;  trade 
  Absence  of  occupation  is  not  rest.  --Cowper. 
  {Occupation  bridge}  (Engin.),  a  bridge  connecting  the  parts 
  of  an  estate  separated  by  a  railroad,  a  canal,  or  an 
  ordinary  road. 
  Syn:  Occupancy;  possession;  tenure;  use  employment; 
  avocation;  engagement;  vocation;  calling;  office;  trade 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  principal  activity  in  your  life;  "he's  not  in  my  line  of 
  business"  [syn:  {business},  {line  of  work},  {line}] 
  2:  the  control  of  a  country  by  military  forces  of  a  foreign 
  power  [syn:  {military  control}] 
  3:  any  activity  that  occupies  a  person's  attention;  "he  missed 
  the  bell  in  his  occupation  with  the  computer  game" 
  4:  the  act  of  occupying  or  taking  possession  of  a  building; 
  "occupation  of  a  building  without  a  certificate  of 
  occupancy  is  illegal"  [syn:  {occupancy},  {taking 
  5:  a  body  of  people  doing  the  same  kind  of  work  [syn:  {vocation}, 
  {occupational  group}] 
  6:  the  act  of  taking  occupancy  [syn:  {occupying},  {moving  in}] 

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