occupied
occupied occupied adj. 1. Engaged; in use; being used by a person and not free for use by someone else; as, the wc is occupied. Opposite of {free}, {available}, and {unoccupied}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. Inhabited, lived-in, tenanted; having residents; -- of dwelling units. [Narrower terms: {owner-occupied}] WordNet 1.5]

3. Overrun, taken over; -- of countries or territories; as, occupied France. Opposite of {unoccupied}. [WordNet 1.5]

4. Busy; actively or fully engaged in some activity; -- of people. Opposite of {idle}.

Syn: employed, engaged. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • occupied — [adj1] busy active, clocked up*, employed, engaged, engrossed, head over heels*, tied up*, too much on plate*, working; concept 542 Ant. idle, inactive, not busy, unoccupied occupied [adj2] inhabited; in use busy, engaged, full, leased, lived in* …   New thesaurus

  • occupied — index full, pensive, populous, residential Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • occupied — (adj.) late 15c., pp. adjective from OCCUPY (Cf. occupy) (v.). Of countries overrun by others, from 1940, originally with reference to France …   Etymology dictionary

  • occupied — oc|cu|pied [ˈɔkjupaıd US ˈa:k ] adj 1.) [not before noun] busy doing something occupied with ▪ His time was occupied with the children. ▪ She s fully occupied with work. ▪ The museum has enough exhibits to keep anyone occupied for an hour or two …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • occupied — adj. 1 being used by sb VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ densely ▪ the most densely occupied areas of the country ▪ entirely ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • occupied — adj. 1) deeply; solely occupied 2) occupied in; with (they are occupied with their own concerns) * * * [ ɒkjʊpaɪd] solely occupied with (they are occupied with their own concerns) deeply occupied in …   Combinatory dictionary

  • occupied — adjective 1. held or filled or in use (Freq. 3) she keeps her time well occupied the wc is occupied • Ant: ↑unoccupied • Similar to: ↑busy, ↑engaged, ↑in use, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Occupied — 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; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • occupied — adjective 1) tasks that kept her occupied all day Syn: busy, engaged, working, at work, active; immersed, preoccupied, absorbed, engrossed; informal tied up, wrapped up, hard at it Ant: idle 2) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • occupied — adjective 1) tasks which kept her occupied Syn: busy, working, at work, active; informal tied up, hard at it, on the go 2) the table was occupied Syn: in use, full, engaged, taken …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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