Examples of occupant in a Sentence
The apartment's previous occupant was a painter.
Both of the car's occupants were injured.
Recent Examples of occupant from the Web
Both drivers, who were the sole occupants of their vehicles, were transported to St Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
A recent bunker installation in the Adirondacks, built to house 100 occupants, cost its owner $90 million.
The boy was standing on the porch of a residence when occupants in a passing vehicle opened fire.
Two officers who arrived at the crash scene shortly after Lieutenant Allan both fired their guns at one of the car’s occupants, striking that person, the authorities said.
Two occupants at 10651 Matinal Circle and one at 10627 Matinal Circle — the homes on either side — were evacuated.
That included everything from the various objects in architecture (ceilings, floors, wall paintings, columns, bases) to literary sources like inscriptions engraved in the stones and histories by the city’s former occupants.
The occupants also appeared to be shooting at the convertible, Sgt.
Hanging back risked letting the car get into the maze of Kennedy Airport and then get away or, far worse, letting the occupants launch an attack.
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First Known Use of occupant
Synonymsdenizen, dweller, habitant, inhabiter, inhabitant, resident, resider, tenant
Related Wordscohabitant, coresident; aborigine, native; citizen, national, subject; colonist, émigré (also emigré), migrant, newcomer, settler; burgher, local, localite, townee [chiefly British], townie (or towny), townsman, villager
Near Antonymsalien, foreigner, nonresident; guest, tourist, visitor; defector, emigrant, escaper, evacuee, exile, expatriate, refugee
OCCUPANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of occupant for English Language Learners
: a person who is using or living in a particular building, apartment, or room
: a person who is in a room, vehicle, etc., at a particular time
OCCUPANT Defined for Kids
Definition of occupant for Students
legal Definition of occupant
- an occupant of the car
- the occupant of the apartment
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