Definitions for: Occur


[v] come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
[v] come to one's mind; suggest itself; "It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary"; "A great idea then came to her"
[v] to be found to exist; "sexism occurs in many workplaces"; "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"



Webster (1913) Definition: Oc*cur", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Occurred; p. pr. & vb. n.
Occurring.] [L. occurrere, occursum; ob (see Ob-) +
currere to run. See Course.]
1. To meet; to clash. [Obs.]

The resistance of the bodies they occur with.
--Bentley.

2. To go in order to meet; to make reply. [Obs.]

I must occur to one specious objection. --Bentley.

3. To meet one's eye; to be found or met with; to present
itself; to offer; to appear; to happen; to take place; as,
I will write if opportunity occurs.

In Scripture, though the word heir occur, yet there
is no such thing as ``heir'' in our author's sense.
--Locke.

4. To meet or come to the mind; to suggest itself; to be
presented to the imagination or memory.

There doth not occur to me any use of this
experiment for profit. --Bacon.

Synonyms: come, come about, go on, hap, happen, pass, pass off, take place

See Also: abound in, anticipate, appear, arise, bechance, become, befall, betide, break, chance, coincide, collocate, come, come along, come around, come off, come up, concur, contemporise, contemporize, develop, fall, geminate, give, go, go off, go over, interlude, materialise, materialize, operate, pair, proceed, pullulate with, recrudesce, recur, repeat, roll around, run, shine, strike, supervene, synchronise, synchronize, teem in, transpire, turn out

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