Translation of "occupy" - English-Spanish dictionary

occupy

verb uk /ˈɒk·jə·paɪ/ us /ˈɑk·jəˌpɑɪ/ present participle occupying, past tense and past participle occupied

to fill a place or period of time

ocupar
His book collection occupies most of the room.
The baby seems to occupy all our time.

to keep someone busy or interested

ocupar
The games occupied the kids for hours.

to live or work in a room or building

ocupar
They occupy the second floor of the building.

(Translation of “occupy” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

occupy

verb /ˈokjupai/ (past tense, past participle occupied)

to be in or fill (time, space etc)

ocupar
A table occupied the centre of the room.

to live in

ocupar, habitar, vivir en
The family occupied a small flat.

to capture

ocupar, tomar posesión de, apoderarse de
The soldiers occupied the town.
occupancy noun

(formal ) someone’s use of a building, room, piece of land etc, or the period of time during which they live or work there

ocupación
Early arrivals may leave their luggage until the apartment is ready for occupancy.
occupant noun

a person who occupies (a house etc), not necessarily the owner of the house

inquilino, ocupante
Who is the present occupant of the apartment?
occupation noun

a person’s job or work

ocupación, profesión
’What is your occupation?’ ’I’m an engineer.’

(formal ) the act of occupying (a house, town etc)

ocupación
short-term occupation of the property

the period of time during which a town, house etc is occupied

ocupación
During the occupation, there was a shortage of food.
occupational adjective

of, or caused by, a person’s job

profesional
an occupational hazard.
occupier noun

an occupant

ocupante, inquilino
the previous occupiers of the building.

(Translation of “occupy” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)