Associations to the word «Occur»


OCCUR, verb. To happen or take place.
OCCUR, verb. To present or offer (itself).
OCCUR, verb. (impersonal) To come or be presented to the mind; to suggest (itself).
OCCUR, verb. (sciences) To be present or found.

Dictionary definition

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

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats