Associations to the word «Occasion»


OCCASION, noun. A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance. [from 14th c.]
OCCASION, noun. The time when something happens.
OCCASION, noun. An occurrence or state of affairs which causes some event or reaction; a motive or reason. [from 14th c.]
OCCASION, noun. Something which causes something else; a cause. [from 14th c.]
OCCASION, noun. (obsolete) An occurrence or incident. [14th-18th c.]
OCCASION, noun. A particular happening; an instance or time when something occurred. [from 15th c.]
OCCASION, noun. Need; requirement, necessity. [from 16th c.]
OCCASION, noun. A special event or function. [from 19th c.]
OCCASION, noun. A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion.
OCCASION, verb. (transitive) To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.

Dictionary definition

OCCASION, noun. An event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions".
OCCASION, noun. A vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions".
OCCASION, noun. Reason; "there was no occasion for complaint".
OCCASION, noun. The time of a particular event; "on the occasion of his 60th birthday".
OCCASION, noun. An opportunity to do something; "there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill".
OCCASION, verb. Give occasion to.

Wise words

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