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occupation

an activity that has unique meaning and purpose for a person.

oc·cu·pa·tion

(ok'yū-pā'shŭn)
The activity that constitutes the social contribution one makes, for which some sort of compensation may generally be received.

occupation

(ok″yŭ-pā′shŏn)
1. Any goal-directed pursuit in which one works for a wage, salary, or other income.
2. Any goal-directed use of time.
3. Any activity or pursuit in which one is engaged outside one's work, e.g., a hobby or sport.

secondary occupation

Employment in addition to that for which one is primarily hired.
References in classic literature ?
With regard to precipitous heights, if you are beforehand with your adversary, you should occupy the raised and sunny spots, and there wait for him to come up.
The writing of the letter would occupy us, at any rate.
If the shot should preserve continuously its initial velocity of 12,000 yards per second, it would require little more than nine hours to reach its destination; but, inasmuch as that initial velocity will be continually decreasing, it will occupy 300,000 seconds, that is 83hrs.
question, "What place will the moon occupy in the heavens at the moment of the projectile's departure?
Not only their formation, but their situation and aspect remind one of the terrestrial oceans; but again, as on earth, these seas occupy the greater portion of the globe.
I returned to my reading, and he endeavoured to occupy himself in the same manner; but in a little while, after several portentous yawns, he pronounced his book to be 'cursed trash,' and threw it on the table.
But, like the Russian engineers at Sebastopol, East and his chum had an answer for every move of the adversary, and the next day had mounted a gun in the shape of a pea-shooter upon the ledge of their window, trained so as to bear exactly upon the spot which Martin had to occupy while tending his nurslings.
If Monseigneur would have the distinguished goodness to occupy the other salon especially reserved for him, for but five minutes, all would go well.
But he had spoken to her alone, and had said that people--ha-- people in an exalted position, my dear, must scrupulously exact respect from their dependents; and that for her, his daughter, Miss Amy Dorrit, of the sole remaining branch of the Dorrits of Dorsetshire, to be known to--hum--to occupy herself in fulfilling the functions of--ha hum--a valet, would be incompatible with that respect.
Activist and Occupy movement participant Nicholas Smaligo presents The Occupy Movement Explained: From Corporate Control to Democracy, a straightforward, passionate account of the mass-movement that arose in the wake of financial malfeasance so great that it prompted a severe, world-spanning recession.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Occupy movement is calling for a worldwide "wave of action" which starts in New York, April, 4, a report said.
Bruegger's Bagels and Jamba Juice will occupy a 2,041s/f space.