occupation

noun
1 job
ADJECTIVE
full-time
current
main
dangerous, hazardous
female, male

Agricultural work is traditionally seen as a male occupation.

managerial, professional, technical
skilled, unskilled
manual, non-manual (both esp. BrE)
blue-collar, white-collar
service

service occupations such as cleaning and catering

civilian

He left the army in 1999 and chose a civilian occupation.

VERB + OCCUPATION
choose, find
follow (BrE)

The people interviewed followed a variety of occupations

PHRASES
list sb's occupation as sth

Her occupation is listed as ‘homemaker’.

a range of occupations

The college provides training in a wide range of occupations.

2 control of another country
ADJECTIVE
foreign
continued, continuing
military
post-war
colonial
brutal
illegal
VERB + OCCUPATION
begin
end

The invaders have ended their occupation of large parts of the territories.

maintain
fight, resist
oppose, protest
support
OCCUPATION + VERB
begin, end
continue
OCCUPATION + NOUN
force
PREPOSITION
during the occupation

During the occupation, the church was used as a mosque.

under occupation

Part of Britain was under Roman occupation.

occupation of

the occupation of territory

3 living in a room, house, etc.
ADJECTIVE
land
illegal, unlawful (BrE)

illegal occupation of the building

exclusive (BrE, law)
multiple (BrE, law)

the conversion of big old buildings to multiple occupation

VERB + OCCUPATION
take up (BrE)

You can only take up occupation once the tenancy has been signed.

PREPOSITION
in occupation of (BrE, law)

He intends to remain in occupation of the building for as long as possible.

PHRASES
ready for occupation (esp. BrE)

The houses will be ready for occupation by March.


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