Definitions for occasionəˈkeɪ ʒən
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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"
affair, occasion, social occasion, function, social function(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"
"there was no occasion for complaint"
the time of a particular event
"on the occasion of his 60th birthday"
an opportunity to do something
"there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill"
give occasion to
A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance.
At this point, she seized the occasion to make her own observation.
An occurrence or state of affairs which causes some event or reaction; a motive or reason.
I had no occasion to feel offended, however.
Something which causes something else; a cause.
An occurrence or incident.
A particular happening; an instance or time when something occurred.
I could think of two separate occasions when she had deliberately lied to me.
Need; requirement, necessity.
A special event or function.
Having people round for dinner was always quite an occasion at our house.
To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.
it is seen that the mental changes are occasioned by a change of polarity
Origin: From ocasion, from occasionem (accusative of occasio), noun of action from perfect passive participle occasus, from verb occado, from prefix ob- + verb cado.
a falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or happens; occurrence; incident
a favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance; convenience
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
need; exigency; requirement; necessity; as, I have no occasion for firearms
a reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion
to give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety
Origin: [Cf. F. occasionner.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'occasion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1980
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'occasion' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2423
Rank popularity for the word 'occasion' in Nouns Frequency: #504
Translations for occasion
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- فرصة, مناسبةArabic
- zapříčinit, příležitostCzech
- behov, begivenhed, grund, foranledige, anledning, forårsage, lejlighedDanish
- Gelegenheit, AnlassGerman
- abagune, aukeraBasque
- tilaisuus, syy, sattumus, tarve, tapahtuma, aiheFinnish
- adhbharaichScottish Gaelic
- avstedkomme, forårsakeNorwegian
- voorval, behoefte, gebeurtenis, veroorzaken, aanleiding, gelegenheid, noodzaakDutch
- situație, ocazie, favorabilă, hazard, întâmplareRomanian
- раз, случай, событие, возможность, поводRussian
- skäl, tillfällighet, behov, tillfälle, händelseSwedish
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