Synonyms of occupation in English:


See definition of occupation


1‘his father's name and occupation are unknown’


job, day job, profession, work, line of work, line of business, trade, employment, position, post, situation, business, career, métier, vocation, calling, craft, skill, field, province, walk of life

Scottish way

informal racket, game

Australian informal grip

archaic employ

2‘among her leisure occupations is birdwatching’


pastime, activity, leisure activity, hobby, pursuit, interest, entertainment, recreation, diversion, amusement, divertissement

archaic resource

3‘a property suitable for occupation by older people’


residence, residency, habitation, inhabitation, occupancy, tenancy, tenure, lease, living in

possession, use

incumbency, holding

formal dwelling

rare inhabitancy, habitancy, inhabitance, domiciliation

4‘the Roman occupation of Britain’


conquest, capture, invasion, seizure, takeover, annexation, overrunning, subjugation, subjection, appropriation

colonization, possession, rule, control, suzerainty