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unoccupied

[uhn-ok-yuh-pahyd] /ʌnˈɒk yəˌpaɪd/
adjective
1.
without occupants; empty; vacant.
2.
not held or controlled by invading forces:
unoccupied nations.
3.
not busy or active; idle; not gainfully employed:
an unoccupied person.
4.
without inhabitants; deserted.
Origin of unoccupied
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see un-1, occupied
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  • She led a blameless, unoccupied, and apparently purposeless life.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • She spied an unoccupied seat, looked at her watch, and sat down.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • There is not an unoccupied chair or corner of a table to be found.

  • All that he had to do was to find an unoccupied table and settle down to work.

    The Education of Eric Lane Stephen McKenna
  • He swept it about the room, to make sure that it was unoccupied.

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
British Dictionary definitions for unoccupied

unoccupied

/ʌnˈɒkjʊˌpaɪd/
adjective
1.
(of a building) without occupants
2.
unemployed or idle
3.
(of an area or country) not overrun by foreign troops
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Word Origin and History for unoccupied
adj.

late 14c., "idle," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of occupy. In reference to ground, etc., attested from early 15c.

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