[ US /əˈnɑkjəˌpaɪd/ ]
[ UK /ʌnˈɒkjʊpˌa‍ɪd/ ]
  1. not seized and controlled
    unoccupied areas of France
  2. not held or filled or in use
    unoccupied hours
    an unoccupied telephone booth
  3. not leased to or occupied by a tenant
    an unoccupied apartment
    very little unclaimed and untenanted land
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How To Use unoccupied In A Sentence

  • an unoccupied apartment
  • We'd been keeping the bookplates in an unoccupied corner in a reasonably neat pile.
  • A batter becomes a runner when the third strike called by the umpire is not caught, providing (1) first base is unoccupied, or (2) first base is occupied with two out. - Pierzynski's heads-up play keeps Sox alive
  • The mountains remained mostly unoccupied until the slaves were emancipated in 1838.
  • In one case a bed, which fortunately was unoccupied, was scattered with broken glass.
  • The length of this chain, the breadth and thickness of the joist, its height from the floor, and the circlet of chain on the neck, were accurately measured; and it was thus shown that the chain unoccupied by the circlet and the joist was a foot and a half longer than the space between the shoulders of the man and the joist above, or to that extent the chain hung loose above him; that the circlet (which was fastened so as to prevent its contraction) rested on the shoulders and breast, the chain being sufficiently drawn only to prevent being slipped over his head, and that there was no other place in the room to which he could be fastened except to one of the joists above. Dred; A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp. In Two Volumes. Vol. II
  • Many of the unoccupied seats have been put down to a new anti-corruption law. The Sun
  • I hope this table is unoccupied.
  • Working his way round the side of the house, he finally found the perfect spot to enter, the windows were dark, the rooms unoccupied above and below.
  • Seeds, when ripened in the fruit, are disseminated, that is to say, scattered on the surface of the ground, to sprout in spots as yet unoccupied and fill the expanses that realize favourable conditions. The Life of the Spider
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