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Occupy Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    occupy 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: fill]
  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]
Occupy Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Occupy \Oc"cu*py\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Occupied; p. pr. & vb. n. Occupying.] [OE. occupien, F. occuper, fr.L. occupare; ob (see Ob-) + a word akin to capere to take. See Capacious.]
  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. --Sir J. Herschel.
  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
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    * Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine. - Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

    * Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine. - Isak Dinesen


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    • Occupy activist's police-assault trial opens in NY
      NEW YORK (AP) — An Occupy Wall Street activist charged with assaulting a police officer went on trial Friday, with her lawyers saying she was wrongly accused in one of few still-lingering criminal cases that sprang from the protest movement. Read more on this news related to 'Occupy'
    • Why it's time to occupy the state | Paolo Gerbaudo
      Many anti-globalisation protesters who took to the squares and streets now see electoral politics as the road to real change Some veterans of the Occupy and indignados movements are considering a turn towards electoral politics. This change of direction reflects an increasing awareness among activists that to change the world we also need to take state power. Sett Read more on this news related to 'Occupy'
    • Occupy Wall Street activist intended to elbow police officer prosecution
      Trial of Cecily McMillan on assault charge begins in New York Defence says Officer Grantley Bovell 'grabbed right breast' An Occupy Wall Street activist asked if she was being filmed before intentionally elbowing a New York police officer in the face, prosecutors told a court on Friday, as her lawyers argued that she struck out instinctively after having o Read more on this news related to 'Occupy'

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