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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 oc·cu·py /ˈɑkjəˌpaɪ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Oc·cu·py v. t. [imp. & p. p. Occupied p. pr. & vb. n. Occupying ]
 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, 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.
 3. 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.
 4. 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).
 5. 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).
 6. To have sexual intercourse with. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Oc·cu·py, v. i.
 1. To hold possession; to be an occupant. Occupy till I come.”
 2. To follow business; to traffic.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: be present in; be inside of [syn: inhabit]
      2: keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly
         collection" [syn: busy]
      3: live (in a certain place) [syn: reside, lodge in]
      4: occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container" [syn:
      5: be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic
         consonant" [syn: concern, interest, worry]
      6: as of time or space; "It took three hours to get to work
         this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
         [syn: take, use up]
      7: march aggressively into another's territory by military
         force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler
         invaded Poland on September 1, 1939" [syn: invade]
      8: engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies
         absorbs her completely" [syn: absorb, engross, engage]
      [also: occupied]