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OC'CUPY, v.t. [L. occupo; ob and capio, to seize or take.]

1. To take possession. The person who first occupies land which has no owner, has the right of property.

2. To keep in possession; to possess; to hold or keep for use. The tenant occupies a farm under a lease of twenty one years. A lodger occupies an apartment; a man occupies the chair in which he sits.

3. To take up; to possess; to cover or fill. The camp occupies five acres of ground. Air may be so rarefied as to occupy a vast space. The writing occupies a sheet of paper, or it occupies five lines only.

4. To employ; to use.

The archbishop may have occasion to occupy more chaplains than six.

5. To employ; to busy one's self. Every man should be occupied, or should occupy himself, in some useful labor.

6. To follow, as business.

All the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise. Ezek. 27.

7. To use; to expend.

All the gold that was occupied for the work - Ex. 38. [Not now in use.]

OC'CUPY, v.i. To follow business; to negotiate.

Occupy till I come. Luke 19.



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OC'CUPY, v.t. [L. occupo; ob and capio, to seize or take.]

1. To take possession. The person who first occupies land which has no owner, has the right of property.

2. To keep in possession; to possess; to hold or keep for use. The tenant occupies a farm under a lease of twenty one years. A lodger occupies an apartment; a man occupies the chair in which he sits.

3. To take up; to possess; to cover or fill. The camp occupies five acres of ground. Air may be so rarefied as to occupy a vast space. The writing occupies a sheet of paper, or it occupies five lines only.

4. To employ; to use.

The archbishop may have occasion to occupy more chaplains than six.

5. To employ; to busy one's self. Every man should be occupied, or should occupy himself, in some useful labor.

6. To follow, as business.

All the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise. Ezek. 27.

7. To use; to expend.

All the gold that was occupied for the work - Ex. 38. [Not now in use.]

OC'CUPY, v.i. To follow business; to negotiate.

Occupy till I come. Luke 19.

OC'CU-PY, v.i.

To follow business; to negotiate. Occupy till I come. Luke xix.


OC'CU-PY, v.t. [L. occupo; ob and capio, to seize or take.]

  1. To take possession. The person who first occupies land which has no owner, has the right of property.
  2. To keep in possession; to possess; to hold or keep for use. The tenant occupies a farm under a lease of twenty-one years. A lodger occupies an apartment; a man occupies the chair in which he sits.
  3. To take up; to possess; to cover or fill. The camp occupies five acres of ground. Air may be so rarefied as to occupy a vast space. The writing occupies a sheet of paper, or it occupies five lines only.
  4. To employ; to use. The archbishop may have occasion to occupy more chaplains than six. Eng. Statute.
  5. To employ; to busy one's self. Every man should be occupied, or should occupy himself, in some useful labor.
  6. To follow, as business. All the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise. Ezek. xxvii.
  7. To use; to expend. All the gold that was occupied for the work. Exod. xxxviii. [Not now in use.]

Oc"cu*py
  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 possession; to be an occupant.

    "Occupy till I come." Luke xix. 13.
  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.

    Sir J. Herschel.
  4. To follow business; to traffic.
  5. 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.

  6. 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).

  7. 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).

  8. To have sexual intercourse with.

    [Obs.] Nares.
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Occupy

OC'CUPY, verb transitive [Latin occupo; ob and capio, to seize or take.]

1. To take possession. The person who first occupies land which has no owner, has the right of property.

2. To keep in possession; to possess; to hold or keep for use. The tenant occupies a farm under a lease of twenty one years. A lodger occupies an apartment; a man occupies the chair in which he sits.

3. To take up; to possess; to cover or fill. The camp occupies five acres of ground. Air may be so rarefied as to occupy a vast space. The writing occupies a sheet of paper, or it occupies five lines only.

4. To employ; to use.

The archbishop may have occasion to occupy more chaplains than six.

5. To employ; to busy one's self. Every man should be occupied, or should occupy himself, in some useful labor.

6. To follow, as business.

All the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise. Ezekiel 27:9.

7. To use; to expend.

All the gold that was occupied for the work - Exodus 38:1. [Not now in use.]

OC'CUPY, verb intransitive To follow business; to negotiate.

Occupy till I come. Luke 19:13.

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