occupant

An occupant is someone who lives or stays at a place for awhile. A lot of your junk mail is addressed "To occupant" because the sender doesn't know who lives at your address.

Being an occupant means you're occupying a place. This has nothing to do with owning a house or renting an apartment; if you live there, you're an occupant. There are other occupants too, as in politics. The President is often called "the current occupant of the White House," who replaced the former occupant. That kind of occupant has as much to do with politics as living space.

Definitions of occupant
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n someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there

Synonyms:
occupier, resident
Antonyms:
nonresident
someone who does not live in a particular place
Types:
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Alexandrian
a resident or native of Alexandria (especially Alexandria in Egypt)
coaster
a resident of a coastal area
colonial
a resident of a colony
dalesman
a person who lives in the dales of northern England
housemate
someone who resides in the same house with you
inmate
one of several resident of a dwelling (especially someone confined to a prison or hospital)
metropolitan
a person who lives in a metropolis
outlier
a person who lives away from his place of work
owner-occupier
an occupant who owns the home that he/she lives in
sojourner
a temporary resident
stater
a resident of a particular state or group of states
suburbanite
a resident of a suburb
tenant
any occupant who dwells in a place
towner, townsman
a resident of a town or city
townee
townsman unacquainted with country life especially a slick and flashy male city dweller
townie, towny
resident of a college town not affiliated with the college
Type of:
denizen, dweller, habitant, indweller, inhabitant
a person who inhabits a particular place

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