Definition of Occasion

1. Noun. An event that occurs at a critical time. "It was needed only on special occasions"




2. Verb. Give occasion to.
Generic synonyms: Cause, Do, Make
Specialized synonyms: Inspire

3. Noun. A vaguely specified social event. "A seemingly endless round of social functions"

4. Noun. Reason. "There was no occasion for complaint"
Generic synonyms: Ground, Reason

5. Noun. The time of a particular event. "On the occasion of his 60th birthday"
Generic synonyms: Time
Specialized synonyms: Meal

6. Noun. An opportunity to do something. "There was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill"
Specialized synonyms: Cut-rate Sale, Sale, Sales Event
Generic synonyms: Chance, Opportunity

Definition of Occasion

1. n. A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or happens; occurrence; incident.

2. v. t. To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.

Definition of Occasion

1. Noun. A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

2. Noun. An occurrence or state of affairs which causes some event or reaction; a motive or reason. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

3. Noun. Something which causes something else; a cause. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) An occurrence or incident. (defdate 14th-18th c.) ¹

5. Noun. A particular happening; an instance or time when something occurred. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

6. Noun. Need; requirement, necessity. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

7. Noun. A special event or function. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Occasion

1. to cause [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: cause

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Occasion

obzocky
obœdience
obœdient
oca
ocarina
ocarinas
ocarinist
ocarinists
ocas
occaecation
occamies
occams
occamy
occashun
occashuns
occasion (current term)
occasionable
occasional
occasional(a)
occasional furniture
occasional table
occasional tables
occasionalism
occasionality
occasionally
occasionate
occasionated
occasionates
occasionating
occasioned

Literary usage of Occasion

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1. Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe (1895)
"The case of poor servants was very dismal, as I shall have occasion to mention again, by and by ; for it was apparent a prodigious number of them would be ..."

2. Around the world in eighty days by Jules Verne (1874)
"IN WHICH PHILEAS FOGG SHOWS HIMSELF EQUAL TO THE occasion. AN hour after, the "Henrietta" passed the lighthouse which marks the entrance of the Hudson, ..."

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