Definition of occupation :
1. That which occupies or engages the time and attention; the principal business of one's life; vocation; employment; calling; trade.
2. 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.
logical argument, home, origin, lay, hereafter, course, crowd pleaser, enjoyment, amusement, melodic line, line of business, parentage, credit line, occupancy, lineage, suppress, ancestry, descent, short letter, melodic phrase, seam, pipeline, place, note, taking possession, stemma, stage business, herewith, business sector, business concern, argument, craft, avocation, occupy, clientele, furrow, line of work, caper, action, agate line, bloodline, change, hereunder, dividing line, railway line, control, crinkle, argumentation, demarcation, pedigree, game, line of descent, melody, herein, moving in, trading, occupier, blood, telephone circuit, binge, use, environment, production line, blood line, material, patronage, line, enthusiasm, tenure, air, business organisation, transmission line, problem, phone line, rail line, seize, billet, subdue, business organization, employ, attack, subjugate, pursuit, military control, handicraft, cable, bank line, hereto, crease, blast, business line, annex, escapism, hereinafter, line of reasoning, address, personal line of credit, communication channel, product line, town, hereby, residency, rule, conquer, channel, byplay, invade, the home front, strain, commercial enterprise, abode, line of products, a roof over your head, title, tune, besiege, line of merchandise, traffic, wrinkle, subscriber line, occupant, storm, ownership, line of credit, heretofore, business enterprise, telephone line, stock, personal credit line, assembly line, delight, art, incumbency, invasion, foregoing, racket, contrast, possession, duty
business (part of speech: noun)
enterprise, commerce, concern, company, service, management, proprietorship, commission, holding, establishment, industry, selling, vocation, situation, posting, corporation, job, career, station, partnership, exchange, position, business, practice, livelihood, interest, consortium, assignment, barter, labor, calling, activity, trade, busy work, transaction, retailing, profession, negotiation, firm, merchant, venture, employment, specialty, affair, market
occupancy (part of speech: noun)
work (part of speech: noun)
capture (part of speech: noun)
- Although I took more exercise, in shooting and fishing, than most men in business are in the habit of taking, yet some more serious occupation was required to fill up the measure of my time. - "Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3", Henry Hunt.
- Which occupation would you prefer? - "Home Geography For Primary Grades", C. C. Long.
- We'll need to keep some kind of an occupation force here for some time; they can deal with that. - "Uller Uprising", Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr.