- an owner through occupancy.
- one who is in actual possession.
Origin of occupant
OTHER WORDS FROM occupantnon·oc·cu·pant, nounpre·oc·cu·pant, noun
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How to use occupant in a sentence
The occupant of the fourth seat will be determined by a competition starting this month among users of Isaacson’s platform.Elon Musk’s SpaceX announces a spaceflight intended to raise money for St. Jude hospital|Christian Davenport|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
Though large, the windowless room was too full for people to stay distant, and its occupants — including some who were not wearing masks — spent hours together.
As I’m sure you can imagine, pushing the occupants of an entire building into a few public spaces doesn’t make for great social distancing.Rep. Watson Coleman: I’m 75. I had cancer. I got covid-19 because my GOP colleagues dismiss facts.|Bonnie Watson Coleman|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
During this time, individuals may have been exposed to another occupant with coronavirus infection.
At a crucial point in their mission a section of the submersible, a titanium structure shielding its occupants from the colossal pressure, literally breaks off.A journey to the bottom of the oceans — all five of them|Lucinda Robb|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
But the proud stone lion that once stood atop the tomb, as Peristeri has often maintained, suggests a male occupant and a warrior.
Thus far the tomb at Amphipolis has produced artistic wonders, adding to speculation that its occupant(s) held very high rank.Amphipolis Tomb Yields Amazing Finds But Mysteries Linger|James Romm|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Coincidentally or not, in all of these streaks, the death of a President brought a new occupant to the White House.
He is a popular former governor and current occupant of the Senate seat that Gillespie seeks to win.
Indeed, the cupholders of every occupant in the row in front of me actually had chocolate milk in them.I Was Way Too Old for Z100’s Jingle Ball Concert. But I Couldn’t Have Had More Fun.|Kevin Fallon|December 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Continet hic Isthmus leucas admod quingentas circuitu suo, emque occupant Soriqui populi.
When the owner can afford it, an ample supply of cushions and shawls makes the clumsy vehicle more comfortable for its occupant.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
Then, as Jessie looked again, her heart beat more violently as she recognized the face of the occupant.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
The negro's warning against the occupant of the next cell assumes a new aspect.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
Betty's knock had to be repeated twice before the occupant of the cabin responded.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope