What does the word occupation mean?

Usage examples for occupation

  1. " Permit me to see the lad at his occupation," said he. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. I should think your occupation would be fascinating. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  3. The study of authorities at first hand, to which he had given so much of his own time, he regarded as the work of a few, and as occupation for later years. – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul