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occupant

n. 1) someone living in a residence or using premises, as a tenant or owner. 2) a person who takes possession of real property or a thing which has no known owner, intending to gain ownership. (See: occupancy)

occupant

noun addressee, denizen, dweller, habitant, householder, inhabitant, inmate, lessee, lodger, occupier, possessor, renter, resident, residentiary, resider, roomer, sojourner, tenant
Associated concepts: bona fide occupant, illegal occupancy, lawful occupant, right of occupancy, tenant in occupancy
See also: citizen, denizen, domiciliary, habitant, inhabitant, inmate, lessee, lodger, resident, tenant
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The edifice -- originally projected on a scale adapted to the old commercial enterprise of the port, and with an idea of subsequent prosperity destined never to be realized -- contains far more space than its occupants know what to do with.
exclaimed Lord Henry, who was scanning the occupants of the gallery through his opera-glass.
The occupants, who arrived as the curtain rose on the second act, created a regular scandal by their laughter and their ridiculous observations.
Monsieur d'Albon, hearing the rumbling of a carriage on the high-road to Ile-Adam, waved his handkerchief and shouted to its occupants for assistance.
The shore opposite to Mademoiselle Cormon's garden is crowded with houses where a variety of trades are carried on; happily for her, the occupants are quiet people,--a baker, a cleaner, an upholsterer, and several bourgeois.
The other occupants of the room, five in number, were all females, and they were still sleeping, piled high with a motley array of silks and furs.
He did not recognize him though Baynes' canoe was now in mid stream and the features of both its occupants plainly discernible to those on shore.
After a long time I ventured back to the peephole, to find that the new-comers had been reinforced by the occupants of no fewer than three of the fighting- machines.
The bed belonging to the present occupants was placed as the former owner of the chamber had been accustomed to have his; and, in spite of his efforts to prevent it, the eyes of Edmond were suffused in tears as he reflected that on that spot the old man had breathed his last, vainly calling for his son.
All this, of course, was but an emblem of the bright fortune which the destruction of the house would shed upon its occupants.
Laurence would sometimes sit a whole hour, especially at twilight, gazing at the chair, and, by the spell of his imaginations, summoning up its ancient occupants to appear in it again.
Let the student go thither in December, sit down with the teamsters at their meals, share their evening merriment, and repose with them at night when every bed has its three occupants, and parlor, barroom, and kitchen are strewn with slumberers around the fire.