- 1[not before noun] being used by someone Only half of the rooms are occupied at the moment. see also owner-occupied
- 2 [not before noun] busy occupied (doing something/in doing something/in something) He's fully occupied taking care of 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(of a country, etc.) controlled by people from another country, etc., using military force He spent his childhood in occupied Europe. opposite unoccupied
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