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Meaning of OCCUR

Pronunciation:  u'kur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
  2. [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"
  3. [v]  to be found to exist; "sexism occurs in many workplaces"; "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"

OCCUR is a 5 letter word that starts with O.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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.

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.

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