[ US /ˈɑkjəˌpaɪd/ ]
[ UK /ˈɒkjʊpˌa‍ɪd/ ]
  1. resided in; having tenants
    not all the occupied (or tenanted) apartments were well kept up
  2. held or filled or in use
    the wc is occupied
    she keeps her time well occupied
  3. having ones attention or mind or energy engaged
    she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities
    deeply engaged in conversation
  4. seized and controlled as by military invasion
    the occupied countries of Europe
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How To Use occupied In A Sentence

  • Dylan seemed exhausted, self-preoccupied, and morbidly depressed. Touched with Fire
  • I'd like to have something special planned that will keep them occupied and outside in the garden as much as possible. Times, Sunday Times
  • It was a responsible situation he felt for a boy of thirteen, and he meant to do his very best to keep it now that he had been lucky enough to get it; in the far-off future, too, he saw himself no longer the van-boy, but in the proud position now occupied by Joshua as driver, and this he considered, though a lofty, was by no means an unreasonable ambition. Our Frank and other stories
  • Cleland was occupied with his visual recorder, surveyor, gravitometer, and whatever else he could wield in the saddle, or simply with gazing around. Starfarers
  • In Japan, he sees political parties solely occupied in securing power and preoccupied in increasing strength and influence.
  • The work of the Hard-Edge painters, their first collective exhibition catalog in 1959 asserted, runs counter to a widespread contemporary belief in the primary value of emotion and intuition in esthetic experience … the [Hard-Edge painter] is not preoccupied with art as an opportunity to make autobiographical statements. California Cool
  • The inn we occupied had one of these porches: Madame Barbot, our landlady, and her maid, were both dressed in Breton costume, with lace-trimmed embroidered caps and aprons of fine muslin, clear-starched and ironed with a perfection which the most accomplished "blanchisseuse du fin" of Paris would find it difficult to surpass. Brittany & Its Byways
  • Hamlet as a play is similarly preoccupied by slander, misrepresentation and selves fabricated from the nothings of rhetorical tropes.
  • The U.S. Army Air Force would assist in this latter mission by airdropping his books over occupied France.
  • Huguenots the free exercise of their religion only in the suburbs of one town in each bailiwick (bailliage), and in those places where it had been practised before the outbreak of hostilities and which they occupied at the current date. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability
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