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Occupy meaning

occupy - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. be on the mind of; " I worry about the second Germanic consonant"
  2. 2. To take or hold possession of; to hold or keep for use; to possess.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of; to employ; to busy.
  5. 5. To do business in; to busy one's self with.
  6. 6. To use; to expend; to make use of.
  7. 7. To hold possession; to be an occupant.
  8. 8. To follow business; to traffic.
  9. 9. To take or hold possession of; fill; cover; employ.

occupy - examples of usage

  1. In time he came to occupy it with his own wife, and his children in their turn crept through the hedge, or swung upon the gate. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. During the winter several birds often occupy one building together. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. They have high and important matters to occupy their minds. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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