Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of occupying or the condition of being occupied.
  • n. The state of being an occupant or tenant.
  • n. The period during which one owns, rents, or uses certain premises or land.
  • n. The use to which something occupied is put: a building for commercial occupancy.
  • n. Law The act of taking possession of previously unowned property with the intent of obtaining the right to own it.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of occupying, the state of being occupied or the state of being an occupant or tenant
  • n. The period of time during which someone rents or otherwise occupies certain land or premises
  • n. The specific use to which something occupied is put

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of taking or holding possession, especially of real property or rental property; possession; occupation.
  • n. The state or condition of being occupied.
  • n. The period of time during which one occupies a property.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of taking possession, or the being in actual possession; more specifically, in law, the taking possession of a thing not belonging to any person, and the right acquired by such act; that mode of acquiring property which is founded on the principle that he who takes possession of an ownerless thing, with the design of appropriating it to himself, thereby becomes the owner of it; the act of occupying or holding in actual as distinguished from constructive possession.
  • n. The term during which one is an occupant: as, during his occupancy of the post.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of occupying or taking possession of a building
  • n. an act of being a tenant or occupant

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Examples

  • The occupancy is starting to build a bit, but rates are somewhat flat.

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  • U.S. shopping malls have arrested their declines in occupancy and lease rates and begun a slow recovery, but retail landlords caution that a stronger rebound will depend on job gains and renewed consumer confidence.

    Malls Begin Healing Process

  • There are 7 total rooms fully furnished for move-in occupancy, plus 2 full baths (no tubs) with walk-in showers, and 2 terraces.

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  • Planning for the extreme variation in occupancy was an issue the designers dealt with from the start.

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  • Author: Patricia Stewart “Honey, I†™ m home, ” I yelled as I entered our spacious 241 square foot twin occupancy cabin.

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  • ABORIGINAL implies having no known race preceding in occupancy of the region.

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  • There was one other certainty: It was impossible for any agency short of sheer fairyland magic to have produced overnight a room that displayed its long-term occupancy by a not-too-immaculate character.

    Highways in Hiding

  • Occupy Seattle demonstrators sent the mayor a list of demands, including approval for large tents to be used as a kitchen, infirmary, storage area and information center -- and written approval of long-term occupancy.

  • Occupy Seattle demonstrators sent the mayor a list of demands, including approval for large tents to be used as a kitchen, infirmary, storage area and information center - and written approval of long-term occupancy.

    The Seattle Times

  • Councillor Johnston said that concerns about short-term occupancy were misplaced, saying they were not being allowed under the rules; "That's an entirely different issue," he said.

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