A lecture that occupied three hours.
- To fill time.The film occupied three hours of my time.
- To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of.The film occupied me for three hours.I occupy myself with gardening for a few hours every day.
- I occupy the post of deputy cat catcher.
- To hold the attention of.I occupied her friend while he made his proposal.
Not able to occupy their old crafts.
They occupy not money themselves.
The troops occupied the city.
Occupied the children with coloring books.
- To dwell in.
- To hold (a position or office).
Origin of occupy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition