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oc·cu·pant

 (ŏk′yə-pənt)
n.
1. One that resides in or uses a physical space: the occupants of the house; the occupants of a car.
2. One who holds an office, position, or job: the occupant of the professorial chair.

occupant

(ˈɒkjʊpənt)
n
1. a person, thing, etc, holding a position or place
2. (Law) law a person who has possession of something, esp an estate, house, etc; tenant
3. (Law) law a person who acquires by occupancy the title to something previously without an owner

oc•cu•pant

(ˈɒk yə pənt)

n.
1. a person or group that occupies or has quarters or space in or on something.
2. a tenant of a house, estate, office, etc.; resident.
3. an owner through occupancy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.occupant - someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born thereoccupant - someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, indweller - a person who inhabits a particular place
Alexandrian - a resident or native of Alexandria (especially Alexandria in Egypt)
coaster - a resident of a coastal area
colonial - a resident of a colony
dalesman - a person who lives in the dales of northern England
housemate - someone who resides in the same house with you
inmate - one of several resident of a dwelling (especially someone confined to a prison or hospital)
metropolitan - a person who lives in a metropolis
outlier - a person who lives away from his place of work
owner-occupier - an occupant who owns the home that he/she lives in
sojourner - a temporary resident
stater - a resident of a particular state or group of states; "Keystone stater"; "farm staters"
suburbanite - a resident of a suburb
tenant - any occupant who dwells in a place
towner, townsman - a resident of a town or city

occupant

noun occupier, resident, tenant, user, holder, inmate, inhabitant, incumbent, dweller, denizen, addressee, lessee, indweller Most of the occupants had left before the fire broke out.
Translations
ساكِن في مَنْزِل، مُحْتَل
beboer
íbúi, leigjandi
bir yerde oturan kimsekiracı

occupant

[ˈɒkjʊpənt] N
1. (= tenant) → inquilino/a m/f
2. [of boat, car etc] → ocupante mf
all the occupants were killedperecieron todos los ocupantes or pasajeros
3. [of job, post] → titular mf

occupant

[ˈɒkjʊpənt] n [house, vehicle] → occupant(e) m/f

occupant

n (of house)Bewohner(in) m(f); (of post)Inhaber(in) m(f); (of car)Insasse m, → Insassin f

occupant

[ˈɒkjʊpənt] n (of house) → inquilino/a; (of boat, car) → persona a bordo; (of job, post) → titolare m/f

occupy

(ˈokjupai) verb
1. to be in or fill (time, space etc). A table occupied the centre of the room.
2. to live in. The family occupied a small flat.
3. to capture. The soldiers occupied the town.
ˈoccupant noun
a person who occupies (a house etc), not necessarily the owner of the house.
ˌoccuˈpation noun
1. a person's job or work.
2. the act of occupying (a house, town etc).
3. the period of time during which a town, house etc is occupied. During the occupation, there was a shortage of food.
ˌoccuˈpational adjective
of, or caused by, a person's job. an occupational disease.
ˈoccupier noun
an occupant.
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So close were the two canoes to one another that the black had only an opportunity to note the white face in the bow of the oncoming craft before the two touched and his own men were upon their feet, yelling like mad devils and thrusting their long spears at the occupants of the other canoe.
Alive or dead a fish is technically fast, when it is connected with an occupied ship or boat, by any medium at all controllable by the occupant or occupants, -- a mast, an oar, a nine-inch cable, a telegraph wire, or a strand of cobweb, it is all the same.
The bed belonging to the present occupants was placed as the former owner of the chamber had been accustomed to have his; and, in spite of his efforts to prevent it, the eyes of Edmond were suffused in tears as he reflected that on that spot the old man had breathed his last, vainly calling for his son.
Oars were shipped, and its occupants waited for us to heave to and take them aboard.
She echoed the maledictions that the occupants of the gallery showered on this individual when his lines compelled him to expose his extreme selfishness.
Their hunters and advanced troops held the first communications with the savage occupants, and the earliest written accounts we possess of these vast regions, are from the pens of their missionaries.
The other occupants of the room, five in number, were all females, and they were still sleeping, piled high with a motley array of silks and furs.
Laurence would sometimes sit a whole hour, especially at twilight, gazing at the chair, and, by the spell of his imaginations, summoning up its ancient occupants to appear in it again.
All three were equally new, but numbers one and two were curtained and sedate, with a human, sociable look to them; while number three, with yawning door and unkempt garden, had apparently only just received its furniture and made itself ready for its occupants.
After all these years I am still confident that excavations which I have neither the legal right to undertake nor the wealth to make would disclose the secret of the disappearance of my unhappy friend, and possibly of the former occupants and owners of the deserted and now destroyed house.
It doesn't look--exactly--as if the occupants would be kindred spirits, Anne, does it?
It had rocked a trifle beneath my weight, but it had been the scraping of its side against the side of my own boat that had seemed most likely to alarm its occupants, if there were any.