Meaning of “occupied” in the English Dictionary

"occupied" in British English

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uk /ˈɒk.jə.paɪd/ us /ˈɑː.kjə.paɪd/

An occupied place is being controlled by an army or group of people that has moved into it:

occupied territory
She spent two years in occupied Paris (= Paris when it was under foreign control) during the war.

being used by someone; with someone in it:

The bathroom at the back of the plane was occupied, so I waited.

busy or interested:

At that time I was fully occupied taking care of my elderly mother.
All the new toys kept the kids occupied for hours.

(Definition of “occupied” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"occupied" in American English

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us /ˈɑk·jəˌpɑɪd/

occupied adjective (FILLED)

full, in use, or busy:

Every room in the hotel is occupied.
Organized sports can keep teenagers occupied.

occupied adjective (TAKEN CONTROL OF)

[ not gradable ] (of a country, city, or other place) filled with or run by people, esp. an army, who have moved in and taken control or possession:

occupied territories

(Definition of “occupied” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)