An activity or task with which one occupies oneself; usually specifically the productive activity, service, trade, or craft for which one is regularly paid; a job.
The act, process or state of possessing a place.
The control of a country or region by a hostile army.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A business is what one follows regularly; an occupation is what he happens at any time to be engaged in; trout-fishing may be one's occupation for a time, as a relief from business; business is ordinarily for profit, while the occupation may be a matter of learning, philanthropy, or religion. A profession implies scholarship; as, the learned professions. Pursuit is an occupation which one follows with ardor. An avocation is what calls one away from other work; a vocation or calling, that to which one is called by some special fitness or sense of duty; thus, we speak of the gospel ministry as a vocation or calling, rather than a business. Trade or trading is, in general, the exchanging of one thing for another; in the special sense, a trade is an occupation involving manual training and skilled labor; as, the ancient Jews held that every boy should learn a trade. A transaction is a single action, whether in business, diplomacy, or otherwise; affair has a similar, but lighter meaning; as, this little affair; an important transaction. The plural affairs has a distinctive meaning, including all activities where men deal with one another on any considerable scale; as, a man of affairs. A job is a piece of work viewed as a single undertaking, and ordinarily paid for as such. Trade and commerce may be used as equivalents, but trade is capable of a more limited application; we speak of the trade of a village, the commerce of a nation. Barter is the direct exchange of commodities; business, trade, and commerce are chiefly transacted by means of money, bills of exchange, etc. Business, occupation, etc., may be what one does independently; employment may be in the service of another. Work is any application of energy to secure a result, or the result thus secured; thus, we speak of the work of God. Art in the industrial sense is a system of rules and accepted methods for the accomplishment of some practical result; as, the art of printing; collectively, the arts. A craft is some occupation requiring technical skill or manual dexterity, or the persons, collectively, engaged in its exercise; as, the weaver's craft.
The business of a druggist; in business with his father; doing business for his father; have you business with me? business in New York; business about, concerning, or in regard to certain property.
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occupation, business, job, line of work, linenoun
the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
"he's not in my line of business"
personal credit line, occupancy, cable, business, billet, stemma, commercial enterprise, business concern, ancestry, byplay, agate line, business organisation, stage business, lineage, crinkle, stock, task, telephone circuit, clientele, seam, bloodline, course, crease, melodic line, air, channel, short letter, line of products, job, assembly line, contrast, problem, patronage, product line, business sector, military control, blood, bank line, tune, line of merchandise, personal line of credit, concern, melody, strain, dividing line, transmission line, moving in, caper, line of descent, chore, argumentation, logical argument, phone line, furrow, rail line, parentage, wrinkle, descent, blood line, melodic phrase, line of business, pedigree, pipeline, line of credit, line, business line, railway line, demarcation, subscriber line, origin, business organization, communication channel, telephone line, credit line, production line, business enterprise, line of reasoning, line of work, note, argument
occupation, military controlnoun
the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
any activity that occupies a person's attention
"he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game"
occupation, occupancy, moving innoun
the act of occupying or taking possession of a building
"occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal"
the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied
"during the German occupation of Paris"
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How to use occupation in a sentence?
But the commanders of the American occupation forces and the puppet figures in Kabul got the wrong impression from this situation and think that Mujahideen have been weakened or are facing problems due to the change in leadership.
That help ended when a peaceful protest became an armed occupation.
I don't think you can say that the Syrian war wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for the invasion of Iraq, but we certainly contributed to the ongoing mess in that region and inside Syria because of our occupation, our invasion, which after a set of circumstances, led to the development of ISIS. … I think we have a responsibility.
There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.
Peace and security will never be achieved unless there is an end to the Israeli occupation and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, i hereby call on you, Palestinian people wherever you are, to stand together, to close ranks and be alert, to be aware of the Israeli plots to undermine our national mission.
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- حرفة, وظيفةArabic
- ocupacióCatalan, Valencian
- obsazení, okupace, zaměstnáníCzech
- besættelse, okkupation, beskæftigelse, erhverv, arbejdeDanish
- Okkupation, Besetzung, Beschäftigung, BerufGerman
- απασχόληση, κατάληψη, κατοχήGreek
- miehitys, ajanviete, ammatti, työ, omistusFinnish
- gabháil, lonnaíochtIrish
- gnìomhachd, obair, dreuchd, cosnadhScottish Gaelic
- תעסוקה, כיבושHebrew
- աշխատանք, օկուպացիա, զբաղմունքArmenian
- 職業, 仕事, 占領Japanese
- 점령, 占領, 職業, 직업Korean
- pîşe, profesyon, hokar, meslek, kariyer, mihne, dagirkerî, داگیری, dagirîKurdish
- окупа́ција, стру́ка, зазе́мање, зани́мањеMacedonian
- bezetting, bezigheidDutch
- okkupasjon, yrkeNorwegian
- okupacja, zawód, zajmowanie, zajęciePolish
- ocupação, tomada, trabalho, serviço, tomada de posse, empregoPortuguese
- занима́ние, завладе́ние, заня́тие, оккупа́ция, профе́ссияRussian
- окупација, okupacijaSerbo-Croatian
- sysselsättning, ockupationSwedish
- ఆక్రమణం, వృత్తిTelugu
- chiếm đóngVietnamese
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