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Meaning of OCCUPANT

Pronunciation:  'âkyupunt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there

OCCUPANT is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: occupier, resident
 See Also: coaster, colonial, dalesman, denizen, dweller, Galilaean, Galilean, inhabitant, inmate, Latin American, metropolitan, outlier, owner-occupier, sojourner, Spanish American, stater, suburbanite, tenant, towner, townsman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Oc"cu*pant\, n. [L. occupans, p. pr. of occupare: cf.
F. occupant. See {Occupy}.]
1. One who occupies, or takes possession; one who has the
   actual use or possession, or is in possession, of a thing.

Note: This word, in law, sometimes signifies one who takes
      the first possession of a thing that has no owner.

2. A prostitute. [Obs.] --Marston.

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 Related Terms: addressee, artist-in-residence, boarder, denizen, dweller, habitant, hirer, homesteader, house detective, householder, incumbent, inhabitant, inhabiter, inmate, inpatient, intern, leaseholder, lessee, live-in maid, liver, locum tenens, lodger, occupier, owner, paying guest, renter, residencer, resident, resident physician, residentiary, resider, roomer, sojourner, squatter, sublessee, subtenant, tenant, tenant at sufferance, tenant for life, underlessee