Occupy en

Word: oc·cu·py
Pronunciation of occupy: 'ä-ky&-"pI
Function of occupy: transitive verb
Other forms of occupy: -pied; -py·ing
Origin of occupy: Middle English occupien to take possession of, occupy, modification of Middle French occuper, from Latin occupare, from ob- toward -cupare (akin to capere to seize) -- more at OB-, HEAVE
1 : to engage the attention or energies of
2 a : to take up (a place or extent in space) <this chair is occupied> <the fireplace will occupy this corner of the room> b : to take or fill (an extent in time) <the hobby occupies all of my free time>
3 a : to take or hold possession or control of <enemy troops occupied the ridge> b : to fill or perform the functions of (an office or position)
4 : to reside in as an owner or tenant
- oc·cu·pi·er /-"pI(-&)r/ noun