oc‧cu‧pa‧tion S3 W3
1 [countable]BO a job or profession:
Please state your name, address and occupation.
professional and managerial occupations
manual occupations
see usage note job
2 [uncountable]PM when a large group of people enter a place and take control of it, especially by military force
occupation of
the German occupation of France
under occupation
The area is under occupation (=controlled by a foreign army).
3 [countable] a way of spending your time [= pastime]:
One of my childhood occupations was collecting stamps.
4 [uncountable] when someone lives or stays in a building or place:
When the first scientists came to the region they found little evidence of human occupation.

job, work, post, position, occupation, profession, career
Your job is the work that you do regularly in order to earn money, especially when you work for a company or public organization My last job was with a computer firm. He finally got a job in a supermarket.Work is used in a more general way to talk about activities that you do to earn money, either working for a company or for yourself Will you go back to work when you've had the baby? I started work when I was 18.!! Do not say 'what is your job?' or 'what is your work?'. Say what do you do? or what do you do for a living?Post and position are more formal words for a job in a company or organization. They are used especially in job advertisements and when you are talking about someone moving to a different job This post would suit a recent graduate. He left last summer for a teaching position in Singapore.Use occupation to talk about the kind of work that someone usually does, for example if they are a teacher, lawyer, driving instructor etc. Occupation is used mainly on official forms State your name, age, and occupation in the box below.!! Do not use occupation to talk about your own job I am an accountant. (NOT My occupation is an accountant).A profession is a kind of work for which you need special training and a good education, for example teaching, law, or medicine the legal professionYour career is the type of work that you do or hope to do for most of your life I'm interested in a career in television. His career is more important to him than his family.See also job


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