An occupation is a person's job or means of employment. It also means "to seize control of" and "the act of being engaged in an activity." It is a noun that has Middle English, Middle French and Latin origins.

Examples of using the word in a sentence are: "The teacher invited several professionals to talk about their occupations on career day"; "The college student did a lot of research to determine what occupation she wanted to pursue"; "The mother was pleasantly surprised by her child's occupation with the book"; "The protesters were determined not to end their occupation of the street until their demands were met." "Occupation" is also the name of a British television series that follows three soldiers during their invasion of Basra.