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occupant

Pronunciation: /ˈɑːkjəpənt; ˈɒkjʊpənt/

Translation of occupant in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • (of house, building) ocupante (masculine and feminine); (tenant) inquilino, (masculine, feminine); (of room, vehicle) ocupante (masculine and feminine); (of office, post) titular (masculine and feminine) Occupant (on letter) (American English/inglés norteamericano) al ocupante de la vivienda
    Example sentences
    • Another factor of cardinal importance in protecting building occupants is debris mitigation.
    • Several ships tracked the pod, fearing that its sole occupant was escaping.
    • Mr Melvin was the sole occupant of the car, and no other vehicles were involved.
    Example sentences
    • The main concern of the Australian Republican Movement has always been with the Office of Governor-General rather than any one occupant of the position.
    • One newspaper said yesterday that they were proof that he is ‘one of the most reactionary occupants of his office in modern times’.
    • Over the years, Larry's show has become a favorite forum for would-be occupants of the Oval Office.

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