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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'
    • An Occupy-Inspired App That Helps Groups Make Actual Group Decisions
      There are no great tools for making decisions collaboratively online. Inspired by the hand gestures used at Occupy protests, Loomio aims to fill that gap. If you've ever tried to make a tough decision with a group of people online, then you've most likely done one of two things. You may have had a discussion over email, in which case the conversation has g Read more on this news related to 'Occupy'
    • Flood bypass contractor to occupy former Parks and Rec building
      The fate of Napa’s Parks and Recreation building has become a win-win situation for federal contractors of the Oxbow flood bypass project and a Napa couple who wish to restore the landmark structure. Read more on this news related to 'Occupy'

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