Learner's definition of OCCUPATION
1 [count] : the work that a person does : a person's job or profession
He is thinking about changing occupations and becoming a police officer.
“What's your occupation?” “I'm a stay-at-home mom.”
She listed her occupation as “writer” on the form. [=she wrote “writer” on the part of the form that asked what she did for work]
2 [count] : an activity that a person spends time doing 3 [noncount] : the activity of living in or using a particular place 4 [noncount] : a situation in which the military of a foreign government goes into an area or country and takes control of it
occupation of a foreign country
people living under occupation
The novel tells about life during the occupation.