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Definitions of occasion

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. give occasion to Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. reason; "there was no occasion for complaint" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an opportunity to do something; "there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the time of a particular event; "on the occasion of his 60th birthday" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or happens; occurrence; incident. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance; convenience. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. An occurrence or condition of affairs which brings with it some unlooked-for event; that which incidentally brings to pass an event, without being its efficient cause or sufficient reason; accidental or incidental cause. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Need; exigency; requirement; necessity; as, I have no occasion for firearms. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A particular event or celebration; occurrence; state or position of affairs leading to unexpected results; incidental cause; as, his carelessness was the occasion of the whole trouble; need; as, having occasion to buy food; chance or opportunity; as, he seized the occasion to speak his mind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To cause or influence directly or indirectly: give rise to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Occurrence: opportunity: requirement. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To cause: to influence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Occurrence; opportunity; cause; need. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To cause. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To bring about; cause. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. An occurrence; opportunity for some action; a condition; need; exigency. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. An occurrence; opportunity, favourable time or circumstances; incidental cause; incidental need; situation of affairs. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To cause incidentally; to produce; to influence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. An occurrence; an incident; an opportunity; favourable time or season; incidental need. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. To cause; to produce; to give rise to; to bring about. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or happens; occurrence; incident; event. dictgcide_fs
  26. o-k[=a]'zhun, n. a case of something happening: a special time or season: a chance of bringing about something desired: an event which, although not the cause, determines the time at which another happens: a reason or excuse: opportunity: requirement, business: a special ceremony.--v.t. to cause indirectly: to influence.--adj. OCC[=A]'SIONAL, falling in the way or happening: occurring only at times: resulting from accident: produced on some special event.--ns. OCC[=A]'SIONALISM, the philosophical system of the Cartesian school for explaining the action of mind upon matter, or the combined action of both by the direct intervention of God, who on the occasion of certain modifications in our minds, excites the corresponding movements of body, and on the occasion of certain changes in our body, awakens the corresponding feelings in the mind; OCC[=A]'SIONALIST; OCCASIONAL'ITY.--adv. OCC[=A]'SIONALLY.--n. OCC[=A]'SIONER.--ON OCCASION, in case of need: as opportunity offers, from time to time; TAKE OCCASION, to take advantage of an opportunity. [Fr.,--L. occasion-em--occid[)e]re--ob, in the way of, cad[)e]re, casum, to fall.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. Juncture suitable for doing something, opportunity, (take o., avail oneself of opportunity to do; take o. by the FORELOCK); reason, ground, justification, incitement, need, (there is no o. to be angry; avoid all oo. of quarrel; give o. to a burst of laughter); subsidiary, incidental, or immediate cause (the cause of a revolution may be obscure while its o. is obvious); (pl.) affairs, business, (esp. go about one\'s lawful oo.); (particular time marked by) special occurrence (on this festive o.; on the o. of his marriage; celebrate the o.; rise to the o., show requisite energy &c.; this is a great o.); (up)on o., whenever need arises, now& then; (vb) be the o. or cause of, bring about esp. incidentally, cause (action &c., or person or thing to do). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. n. [Latin] A falling , happening, or coming to pass; an occurrence, casualty, incident ;- a favourable opportunity ;- convenient time, season, or circumstance ;— accidental cause; ground or reason for ;— casual exigency ; incidental need ; requirement. Cabinet Dictionary

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