[ok-yuh-puh nt] /ˈɒk yə pənt/
a person, family, group, or organization that lives in, occupies, or has quarters or space in or on something:
the occupant of a taxicab; the occupants of the building.
a tenant of a house, estate, office, etc.; resident.
a person, thing, etc, holding a position or place
(law) a person who has possession of something, esp an estate, house, etc; tenant
(law) a person who acquires by occupancy the title to something previously without an owner
1590s, “one who takes possession of something having no owner,” from Middle French occupant (15c.) or directly from Latin occupantem (nominative occupans), present participle of occupare “to take possession of” (see occupy). Earlier noun form was ocupier (early 14c.).
[ok-yuh-pey-shuh-nl] /ˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃə nl/ adjective 1. of or relating to an , trade, or calling: occupational guidance. 2. of or relating to : occupational troops. /ˌɒkjʊˈpeɪʃənəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or caused by an occupation: an occupational pension scheme, an occupational disease adj. 1850, from occupation + -al (1). Occupational therapy is attested […]
[non-uh-kur-uh ns, -kuhr-] /ˌnɒn əˈkɜr əns, -ˈkʌr-/ noun 1. absence or lack of .
[uh-fend] /əˈfɛnd/ verb (used with object) 1. to irritate, annoy, or anger; cause resentful displeasure in: Even the hint of prejudice offends me. 2. to affect (the sense, taste, etc.) disagreeably. 3. to violate or transgress (a criminal, religious, or moral law). 4. to hurt or cause pain to. 5. (in Biblical use) to cause […]
[uh-fen-siv or for 4, 5, aw-fen-, of-en-] /əˈfɛn sɪv or for 4, 5, ˈɔ fɛn-, ˈɒf ɛn-/ adjective 1. causing resentful displeasure; highly irritating, angering, or annoying: offensive television commercials. 2. unpleasant or disagreeable to the sense: an offensive odor. 3. repugnant to the moral sense, good taste, or the like; insulting: an offensive remark; […]