occupation occupation  /ˌɑk jə ˈpeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
  2. (n) the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
  3. (n) any activity that occupies a person's attention
  4. (n) the act of occupying or taking possession of a building
  5. (n) the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied

Usage(s):

  1. Some occupation forces, however, will remain.
  2. Germany took the occupation calmly.
  3. Israel ended its 23-day occupation of Ramallah and allowed residents to return to their homes.

News

  1. Israeli general says Palestinians quietly aiding U.S. peace drive

    By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Palestinian administration in the West Bank has tried to help the latest U.S. peacemaking drive by quietly cutting off funds for grassroots campaigners against Israel's occupation of the territory, a senior Israeli general said on Tuesday. The allegation, which the campaigners contested, underscored the sensitivity of the Palestinians' security ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Lafayette leaves utility occupation tax to petitioners

    Lafayette activists pushing the city to place a utility occupation tax on the November ballot got the ball tossed back in their own court Monday night.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Boulder Daily Camera

  3. Obamacare = more lawyers

    This occupation is already flooded with new work in anticipation of the Affordable Care Act's regulatory complexity.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: MSN

Quotes

  1. "The basis for a solution is clear -- an end to the occupation that began in 1967, the creation of an independent and viable Palestinian state :, and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace in the region," Ban said.
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: President Bush Source: PRESS TV

  2. (AP) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says Ted Kennedy demonstrated that "public service isn't a hobby or even an occupation, but a way of life."
    on Aug 26, 2009 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: 9&10 News

  3. "They endure the daily humiliations -- large and small -- that come with occupation," said Obama, using a term he did not use after meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month. "So let there be no doubt: The situation for the...
    on Jun 5, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: HeraldNet

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