Definition - occupy

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  1. consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
  2. march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
  3. require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
  4. assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"
  5. keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
  6. live (in a certain place); "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"
  7. occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container"
  8. be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"