Definition of occupied adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    occupied

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈɒkjupaɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːkjupaɪd//
     
     
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  1. 1  [not before noun] being used by somebody Only half of the rooms are occupied at the moment. see also owner-occupied
  2. 2  [not before noun] busy occupied (doing something/in doing something/in something) He's fully occupied looking after three small children. occupied (with something/with doing something) Only half her time is occupied with politics. The most important thing is to keep yourself occupied.
  3. 3  (of a country, etc.) controlled by people from another country, etc., using military force He spent his childhood in occupied Europe.
  4. opposite unoccupied
    Extra examples The sofa was entirely occupied by two large cats. We need something to keep the children occupied. You will be mainly occupied in checking sales records. the most densely occupied areas of the country He’s fully occupied looking after three small children. The most important thing is to keep yourself occupied.
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