(adjective, verb)


1. held or filled or in use

- she keeps her time well occupied

- the wc is occupied

Similar word(s): busy, engaged, filled

2. seized and controlled as by military invasion

- the occupied countries of Europe

3. resided in; having tenants

- not all the occupied (or tenanted) apartments were well kept up

Similar word(s): inhabited, tenanted

4. having ones attention or mind or energy engaged

- she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities

Similar word(s): busy, engaged

Sentences with occupied as an adjective:

- The stall on the left is occupied.

- She is occupied at the moment.

- My father travelled to occupied Japan in December 1945.


1. simple past tense and past participle of occupy