Antonyms for occupations

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ok-yuh-pey-shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃən

Definition of occupations

Origin :
  • early 14c., "fact of holding or possessing;" mid-14c., "a being employed in something," also "a particular action," from Old French occupacion "pursuit, work, employment; occupancy, occupation" (12c.), from Latin occupationem (nominative occupatio) "a taking possession; business, employment," noun of action from past participle stem of occupare (see occupy). Meaning "employment, business in which one engages" is late 14c. That of "condition of being held and ruled by troops of another country" is from 1940.
  • noun profession, business
  • noun control, possession
  • noun seizure, takeover
Example sentences :
  • The regulation of your time and occupations would be your own.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • They will seek other occupations, and be consumers rather than producers of meats.
  • Extract from : « Address delivered by Hon. Henry H. Crapo, Governor of Michigan, before the Central Michigan Agricultural Society, at their Sheep-shearing Exhibition held at the Agricultural College Farm, on Thursday, May 24th, 1866 » by Henry Howland Crapo
  • Our evening occupations just about that time were of a most extraordinary character.
  • Extract from : « The Stark Munro Letters » by J. Stark Munro
  • We are too absorbed in the puerile interests and occupations of daily life.
  • Extract from : « The Golden Fountain » by Lilian Staveley
  • The land, as at Sparta, must have been tilled by slaves, since other occupations were found for the citizens.
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • She had given him his work to do, and had tried to interest him in his occupations.
  • Extract from : « The Shadow of a Crime » by Hall Caine
  • After our marriage we had everything to create—our home, our society, our occupations.
  • Extract from : « The Last Voyage » by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • He went forth and resumed his daily occupations, and pursued them diligently.
  • Extract from : « Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 1 July 1848 » by Various
  • As evening drew near, my cares and occupations were redoubled.
  • Extract from : « The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete » by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  • If she wants to work she has all occupations to choose from.
  • Extract from : « The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV » by Various

Synonyms for occupations

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