• WordNet 3.6
    • n occupier a member of a military force who is residing in a conquered foreign country
    • n occupier someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building
    • Occupier One who follows an employment; hence, a tradesman. "Merchants and occupiers .""The occupiers of thy merchandise."
    • Occupier One who occupies, or has possession.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Basketball was invented in 1891 by James Naismith. He set out to invent a game to occupy students between the football and baseball seasons.
    • n occupier One who occupies or takes possession, as of ownerless land.
    • n occupier One who holds or is in actual possession; an occupant: as, houseowners and occupiers.
    • n occupier One who uses, lays out, or employs that which is possessed; a trader or dealer.
    • n occupier One who follows a calling, employment, or occupation: with of: as, an occupier of the sea.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Greyhounds are not hyper and do not need constant exercise; they are quite happy occupying space on a couch.
    • n Occupier one who takes or holds possession of: an occupant:
    • n Occupier (B.) a trader
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    “If you are pre-occupied with life and death then you aren't ready for heaven.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “The eyes like sentinel occupy the highest place in the body.”
  • Gertrude Stein
    “Oh, I wish I were a miser; being a miser must be so occupying.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man, who has no gills.”
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    “It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. occupāre, -ātumob, to, on, capĕre, to take.


In literature:

They occupied the different stations, that of Ans on the Herbignon plateau being the last one where they established themselves.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
They occupied Navarino, Patras and Modon.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
But suppose the sun did not occupy the centre, while the planet, as before, revolved around the sun.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
In like manner was my antagonist, occupied.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
On the 17th the enemy occupied Belmont railway station.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
It is chiefly occupied by farmers; and is divided into two counties.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
Such an act would be to descend from the position which she at present occupied in his eyes.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
When you're on the trail, you're occupied about the horses and how far you can go.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
The whole concession occupied 117 square miles.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
I felt excited; we were near a town that was occupied by the Germans, and I wished that boat would turn back.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"

In poetry:

For He who gave the precious gift,
May claim the greatest part;
He is the only worthy guest,
To occupy the heart.
"Address To Emma, On Her Departure For The Country" by Elizabeth Bath
Her strength is allsufficient found,
Each comfort to ensure;
Nor will she occupy the heart,
Unless that heart be pure.
"The Advantages Of Resignation" by Elizabeth Bath
Then in this essence of the soul,
Let faithful friendship share;
She would not occupy the whole ,
Yet asks a dwelling there.
"Address To Emma, On Her Departure For The Country" by Elizabeth Bath
From Whitsuntide to Whitsuntide––
That is to say, all through the year––
Her patient pen was occupied
With songs and tales of pleasant cheer.
"A Ballad Of A Bun" by Sir Owen Seaman
No more to me a stranger
Is she who occupies
A place in all my musings;
And brings in tender guise
A thought of one so like her--
Long years in Paradise.
"Margaret" by Hattie Howard
Rash mortal! stay thy feet and look around—
This vacant tomb as yet is holy ground;
But soon, alas! Jim Fair will occupy
These premises—then, holiness, good-bye!
"A Wreath Of Immortelles" by Ambrose Bierce

In news:

DNA at Occupy protest similar to material on victim's CD player .
Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street activist once profiled in Rolling Stone, suffered a seizure Saturday night during protest action near Zuccotti Park.
Undercover Austin police officers aided Houston Occupy protesters.
NEW YORK – Longtime AIDS activists who have chanted in the streets for a quarter century joined supporters of the much newer Occupy Wall Street movement Wednesday in a march through lower Manhattan to demand better health services.
Occupy Wall Street protesters posted fake signs and chained open emergency.
How would the social reformer who gave us Oliver Twist and Tiny Tim have viewed the 'Occupy' movement and Arab Spring.
First we had Conan outside of 'Today,' and now we have Stephen Colbert at Occupy Wall Street.
Arrange 21 knights on an 11×11 board so that every square is occupied or attacked.
While the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner is browning in the oven, there will be plenty to occupy you in Thursday morning's Yuma Sun.
Politics / Media Chomsky Occupies Centennial Hall.
On September 17, 2011, a group of (mostly) young adults decided to take direct action and occupy Wall Street.
Occupy Boston protesters have encamped in a downtown city square since late September, setting up more than 100 tents.
A judge has ruled against Occupy Boston protesters' ability to camp in a city square.
This is the same building that a similar group occupied April 1, in a peaceful action that lasted about 24 hours.
My three-month respite from the school year is officially over now, with a daughter in high school, a husband in education and my volunteer teaching occupying our time.

In science:

If only one of the two vertices is occupied, then it jumps to the other vertex.
Determining the Genus of a Map by Local Observation of a Simple Random Process
Assume you observe which labeled particle occupies a fixed predetermined vertex at any time.
Determining the Genus of a Map by Local Observation of a Simple Random Process
Top: fraction of the graph occupied by the giant component.
Random graphs as models of networks
This quantity we call the transmissibility, and it is the probability that any edge on the network is occupied.
Random graphs as models of networks
Other popular choices are the fractional volume s occupied by the spheres or the density N of spheres.
Random Geometric Graphs