occupied

  • 1 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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* …

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

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  • 4 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

  • 5 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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) …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 occupied — [ˈɒkjʊpaɪd] adj 1) a seat, room etc that is occupied has someone using it 2) an area or country that is occupied has foreign military forces in it that are controlling it 3) busy doing something The game kept them occupied for the rest of the… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 13 occupied —    defeated and annexed    Not all conquerors depart:     Let us hope the Administration will not be foxholed by Beijing, and will stand with Congress, which unanimously passed a resolution declaring Tibet an occupied country. {New York Times, 13 …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 14 occupied — adjective a) reserved, engaged b) busy, unavailable …

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  • 15 occupied — Synonyms and related words: absorbed, absorbed in, abstracted, at it, at work, buried in, buried in thought, busy, caught up in, colonized, contemplating, contemplative, devoted, devoted to, empeopled, employed, engaged, engaged in thought,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 occupied — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Busy] Syn. engaged, working, engrossed, entertained; see busy 1 . 2. [Full] Syn. in use, leased, utilized; see busy 3 , rented , taken 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. 1. engaged busy, preoccupied, engrossed,… …

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  • 17 occupied — É‘kjÉ™paɪd / É’kjÊŠ adj. conquered, seized; filled, taken up; in use (about a bathroom); inhabited, populated; absorbed, engrossed oc·cu·py || É‘kjÉ™paɪ / É’kjÊŠ v. seize, conquer; hold, control v. inhabit, live in; fill, take up; engage,… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 occupied — oc·cu·pied …

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  • 19 occupied —   Lilo, pa a …

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  • 20 occupied — Space, time, or even one s mind filled to the exclusion of anything else. Possessed in fact and used. As a warranty or representation in an insurance policy covering a building:–a substantial and practical use of the insured building for the… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary


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