occupation

  • 1 occupation — [ ɔkypasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. occupatio 1 ♦ Ce à quoi on consacre son activité, son temps. ⇒ affaire, besogne, ouvrage, passe temps. « Les jeux des enfants sont de graves occupations » (Barbusse). Elle a de multiples occupations. Vaquer à ses… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 occupation — oc‧cu‧pa‧tion [ˌɒkjˈpeɪʆn ǁ ˌɑːk ] noun [countable] PROPERTY a job or profession, used especially on official forms or for writing about the jobs people do: • Please state your name, age, and occupation. • The least stressful occupations in our …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 occupation — Occupation. s. f. v. Employ, affaire à laquelle on est occupé. Importante occupation. serieuse, penible occupation. frivole, legere occupation. j ay assez d occupation. voilà une belle occupation pour un homme sage. quelles sont maintenant vos… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 Occupation — may refer to: Job (role), a regular activity performed for payment, that occupies one s time Employment, a person under service of another by hire Career, a course through life Profession, a vocation founded upon specialized training Vocation, an …

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  • 5 Occupation — Oc cu*pa tion, n. [L. occupatio: cf. F. occupation.] 1. The act or process of occupying or taking possession; actual possession and control; the state of being occupied; a holding or keeping; tenure; use; as, the occupation of lands by a tenant.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 occupation — I (possession) noun ascendancy, authority, charge, command, control, direction, domination, dominion, influence, inhabitation, jurisdiction, mastery, occupancy, occupatio, ownership, power, predominance, predominancy, proprietary rights,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 occupation — [n1] profession, business activity, affair, calling, chosen work, craft, daily grind*, day gig*, do, dodge*, employment, game*, grindstone*, hang*, job, lick*, line, line of work, métier, moonlight*, nine to five*, play*, post, pursuit, racket*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 Occupation — Occupation, lat. deutsch, Besetzung, Einnahme; Besitzergreifung an herrenlosen Sachen, die noch nie im Eigenthum gewesen oder wo dasselbe aufgegeben worden ist. Nicht so an verlornen Sachen, deren widerrechtliche Aneignung den Funddiebstahl… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 9 Occupation — Occupation, the the period from 1940 44 during World War II, when France was occupied by the German army …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 occupation — (n.) early 14c., fact of holding or possessing; mid 14c., a being employed in something, also a particular action, from O.Fr. occupacion (12c.), from L. occupationem (nom. occupatio) a taking possession, business, employment, noun of action from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 occupation — employment, *work, calling, pursuit, business …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 occupation — Occupation, Occupatio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 13 occupation — ► NOUN 1) a job or profession. 2) the action, state, or period of occupying or being occupied. 3) a way of spending time. DERIVATIVES occupational adjective occupationally adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 occupation — [äk΄yo͞o pā′shən, äk΄yəpā′shən] n. [OFr < L occupatio] 1. an occupying or being occupied; specif., the seizure and control of a country or area by military forces 2. that which chiefly engages one s time; (one s) trade, profession, or business …

    English World dictionary

  • 15 Occupation — L’occupation est une situation dans laquelle se trouve un État au cours ou à l issue d un conflit envahi et placé sous domination militaire étrangère sans pour autant être annexé. En droit international, le droit des conflits armés prévoit un… …

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  • 16 OCCUPATION — s. f. Emploi, affaire à laquelle on est occupé. Occupation importante. Sérieuse, pénible occupation. Frivole, légère occupation. J ai assez d occupation. Voilà une belle occupation pour un homme sage. Quelles sont maintenant vos occupations ?… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 17 occupation — (o ku pa sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action d occuper, de s emparer d un lieu, d un bien. L occupation a précédé la propriété. 2°   Terme de guerre. Action de se rendre maître d un pays, d une place.    Armée d occupation, armée… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 18 occupation — noun 1 job ADJECTIVE ▪ full time ▪ current ▪ main ▪ dangerous, hazardous ▪ female …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 OCCUPATION — n. f. Action d’occuper militairement un pays, une région. Armée d’occupation. Il désigne aussi l’Action de s’établir, de se saisir de. L’occupation a précédé la propriété. En termes de Droit, il désigne le Fait d’habiter. Il a été forcé de payer… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 20 occupation — 01. He has changed [occupations] a number of times during his career. 02. My mother s [occupation] was salesclerk in a department store. 03. Under [occupation] on the form, I just wrote student . 04. Teaching children is a very difficult… …

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