occupant occupant  /ˈɑk jə pənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Surely if McGwire were asked the same question regarding the current occupant of Hoover's office, he could make the same reply.
  2. Roger Sinclair, 77, a historian of cemeteries who has bought a plot for himself in the Great Mausoleum, was not made to feel welcome, even as a future occupant.
  3. Nearby they view a display of LifeSymbols--knickknacks affixed to casket corners to signify that the occupant was, say, a fishing enthusiast.

News

  1. George W. Bush More Popular Than Obama

    US opinions of former president George W Bush are more positive than negative for the first time since 2005, pollster Gallup said Tuesday. Some 49 per cent of those surveyed have a positive opinion of the White House occupant from 2001-09, while 46 per cent had an unfavourable opinion.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: HispanicBusiness.com

  2. Car fire leaves one dead in Bloomington

    A car caught fire Wednesday morning in Bloomington and its lone occupant was killed, authorities said. The blaze occurred shortly after 8 a.m. near Old Cedar Avenue and 86th Street, about a quarter-mile west of a fire station, according to police.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Buckets, garden hose and firefighters save home, pets

    GREENPORT — Buckets of water and garden hoses helped put out a fire in Greenport last night and nearly a dozen of the occupant’s pets were rescued.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Daily Mail

Quotes

  1. "There are many honors and privileges bestowed on the occupant of this house, but few mean as much to me as the chance to award America's highest civilian medal to the recipients that are here today," Obama said during a ceremony at the White House.
    on Aug 12, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters Blogs (blog)

  2. "Dr. Gates, thank you for your candor. That's something that has been sorely lacking from the current occupant in the position that you seek to hold," said Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, a long-time Rumsfeld critic.
    on Dec 5, 2006 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Reuters

  3. "Quality public transit service reduces single-occupant automobile trips, cutting traffic congestion and commuting times, and providing cleaner air," said Ontario Transportation Minister Jim Bradley.
    on Feb 29, 2008 By: Jim Bradley Source: Mississauga News

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