Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun occupation

5 senses of occupation

Sense 1
occupation, business, job, line of work, line -- (the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 2
occupation, military control -- (the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power)
       => social control -- (control exerted (actively or passively) by group action)

Sense 3
occupation -- (any activity that occupies a person's attention; "he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 4
occupation, occupancy, moving in -- (the act of occupying or taking possession of a building; "occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal")
       => acquiring, getting -- (the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving")

Sense 5
occupation -- (the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied; "during the German occupation of Paris")
       => time period, period of time, period -- (an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period")

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