occupant

play
noun oc·cu·pant \ˈä-kyə-pənt\

Definition of occupant

  1. 1 :  one who acquires title by occupancy

  2. 2 :  one who occupies a particular place; especially :  resident

Examples of occupant in a Sentence

  1. The apartment's previous occupant was a painter.

  2. Both of the car's occupants were injured.

Recent Examples of occupant from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'occupant'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

1578

First Known Use of occupant

1578


OCCUPANT Defined for English Language Learners

occupant

play
noun

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

occupant

play
noun oc·cu·pant \ˈä-kyə-pənt\

Definition of occupant for Students

  1. :  a person who uses, lives in, or possesses a place


Law Dictionary

occupant

play
noun oc·cu·pant \ˈä-kyə-pənt\

Legal Definition of occupant

  1. 1 :  one who occupies a particular place an occupant of the car the occupant of the apartment

  2. 2 :  one who acquires title by occupancy



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up occupant? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a lively discussion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!