Etymology
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occupied (adj.)

late 15c., past-participle adjective from occupy (v.). Of countries overrun by others, from 1940, originally with reference to France.

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Definitions of occupied

occupied (adj.)
held or filled or in use;
she keeps her time well occupied
the wc is occupied
occupied (adj.)
seized and controlled as by military invasion;
the occupied countries of Europe
occupied (adj.)
resided in; having tenants;
not all the occupied (or tenanted) apartments were well kept up
Synonyms: tenanted
occupied (adj.)
having ones attention or mind or energy engaged;
she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities
Synonyms: engaged
From wordnet.princeton.edu