Also see definition of "occupy" in Bible Study Dictionaries
Word Study
Index
: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
[2x]
: O O. Oa Ob Oc Od Oe Of Og Oh Oi Oj Ok Ol Om On Oo Op Oq Or Os Ot Ou Ov Ow Ox Oy Oz
occupational safety and health act | occupational safety and health administration | occupational therapy | occupied | occupier | occupy | occupying | occur | occurrence | occurrent | occurse

occupy

 : 
Verb (usu participle)
 : 
oc=cu=py
 : 
20 in 20 verses (in OT : 18 in 18 verses) (in NT : 2 in 2 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

occupyv. t. [OE. occupien, F. occuper, fr.L. occupare; ob (see Ob-) + a word akin to capere to take. See Capacious.].
  •  To take or hold possession of; to hold or keep for use; to possess.  [1913 Webster]
    "Woe occupieth the fine [end] of our gladness."  [1913 Webster]
    "The better apartments were already occupied."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of; to employ; to busy.  [1913 Webster]
    "An archbishop may have cause to occupy more chaplains than six."  [1913 Webster]
    "They occupied themselves about the Sabbath."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To do business in; to busy one's self with.  [1913 Webster]
    "All the ships of the sea, with their mariners, were in thee to occupy the merchandise."  [1913 Webster]
    "Not able to occupy their old crafts."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To use; to expend; to make use of.  [1913 Webster]
    "All the gold that was occupied for the work."  [1913 Webster]
    "They occupy not money themselves."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To have sexual intercourse with.  Nares.  [1913 Webster]
occupyv. i. 
  •  To hold possession; to be an occupant.  Luke xix. 13.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To follow business; to traffic.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

occupy, v.tr. (-ies, -ied)
1 reside in; be the tenant of.
2 take up or fill (space or time or a place).
3 hold (a position or office).
4 take military possession of (a country, region, town, strategic position).
5 place oneself in (a building etc.) forcibly or without authority.
6 (usu. in passive; often foll. by in, with) keep busy or engaged.

Etymology
ME f. OF occuper f. L occupare seize (as OB-, capere take)

THESAURUS

occupy

abide, absorb, absorb the attention, admit, adopt, amuse, appropriate, arrest, arrogate, assimilate, assume, attend to business, be enfeoffed of, be possessed of, be seized of, beguile, berth, bespread, boast, bunk, busy, capture, catch, charm, claim, cohabit, colonize, come uppermost, command, complete, comprehend, comprise, conquer, consume, contain, count in, cover, crawl with, creep with, devote, diffuse, distract, divert, domicile, domiciliate, dominate, doss down, dwell, eat up, embody, embrace, employ, enchant, encircle, enclose, encompass, engage, engage the attention, engage the mind, engage the thoughts, engross, engross the mind, engross the thoughts, enjoy, enslave, entertain, enthrall, envisage, exercise, extend over, extend throughout, fascinate, fill, fill in, fill out, fill the mind, fill up, garrison, grab, grip, hang out, have, have and hold, have in hand, have tenure of, hog, hold, hold spellbound, hold the interest, honeycomb, hypnotize, imbue, immerse, include, incorporate, indent, inhabit, interest, invade, involve, involve the interest, jump a claim, leave no void, leaven, live, lodge, make free with, make use of, mesmerize, mind the store, monopolize, monopolize the thoughts, move in, move into, nest, number among, obsess, obsess the mind, occupy the attention, occupy the mind, overrun, overspread, overswarm, pass the time, penetrate, people, perch, permeate, pervade, populate, possess, preempt, preoccupy, prepossess, receive, reckon among, reckon in, reckon with, remain, requisition, reside, room, roost, run through, seize, seize the mind, settle in, settle into, sit on, soak, spellbind, spend, spend the time, squat, squat on, stay, subjugate, suffuse, swarm with, take all of, take in, take into account, take into consideration, take it all, take over, take possession of, take up, teem with, tenant, transfuse, use up, usucapt, usurp

ROGET THESAURUS

occupy

Possession

VB possess, have, hold, occupy, enjoy, be possessed of, have in hand, own, command, inherit, come to, come in for, engross, monopolize, forestall, regrate, impropriate, have all to oneself, corner, have a firmhold of, get into one's hand, belong to, appertain to, pertain to, be in one's possession, vest in.

Presence

VB exist in space, be present, assister, make one of, make one at, look on, attend, remain, find oneself, present oneself, show one's face, fall in the way of, occur in a place, lie, stand, occupy, be there, people, inhabit, dwell, reside, stay, sojourn, live, abide, lodge, nestle, roost, perch, take up one's abode, tenant, resort to, frequent, haunt, revisit, fill, pervade, permeate, be diffused, be disseminated, be through, over spread, overrun, run through, meet one at every turn.


Also see definition of "occupy" in Bible Study Dictionaries
For further exploring for "occupy" in Webster Dictionary Online


TIP #25: What tip would you like to see included here? Click "To report a problem/suggestion" on the bottom of page and tell us. [ALL]
created in 0.22 seconds
powered by bible.org