Definitions for occurəˈkɜr

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  1. happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place(verb)

    come to pass

    "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

  2. occur, come(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"

  3. occur(verb)

    to be found to exist

    "sexism occurs in many workplaces"; "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"

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  1. Occur(v. i.)

    To come to the mind; to arise in the mind; to suggest itself; to be presented to the imagination or memory; -- of an idea or thought; as, it never occurred to me to call John to ask.

  2. Origin: [L. occurrere, occursum; ob (see Ob-) + currere to run. See Course.]

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  1. occur(Verb)

    To happen or take place.

    The liftoff will occur in exactly twelve seconds.

  2. occur(Verb)

    To present or offer itself.

    I will write if the opportunity occurs.

  3. occur(Verb)

    To come or be presented to the mind; to suggest itself.

  4. occur(Verb)

    To be present or found.

    The chemical monofluoroacetate occurs in all parts of Dichapetalum cymosum, and is responsible for its toxic effects.

  5. Origin: Originally "meet, meet in argument", from occurrer, from occurro from prefix ob- + verb curro.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'occur' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1818

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'occur' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3274

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'occur' in Verbs Frequency: #142


Translations for occur

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • stát se, se, napadnout, udát se, odehrát se, dít se, nastatCzech
  • forekommeDanish
  • vorkommen, in den Sinn kommen, passieren, einfallenGerman
  • ocurrir, tincar, presentarSpanish
  • meenuma, esinema, tekkimaEstonian
  • tapahtua, juolahtaa, tulla mieleen, esiintyä, sattua, mieli, tarjoutuaFinnish
  • produire, présenter, avoir lieu, venir à l'idée, arriver, passer, retrouverFrench
  • tachair, buail air, buail an ceannScottish Gaelic
  • eszébe jut, előfordul, megtalálhatóHungarian
  • eventarIdo
  • 思い浮かぶ, ある, 起こるJapanese
  • ڕێکه‌وتن, ڕوودانKurdish
  • evenio, cado, subeo, supervenio, occurro, accido, incidoLatin
  • afalenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • се јавува, се појавува, текнува, се среќаваMacedonian
  • voordoen, gebeuren, invallen, verschijnen, plaatsvinden, zich, aanbieden, voorkomen, opkomenDutch
  • inntreffe, forekommeNorwegian
  • wydarzać się, występować, wydarzyć sięPolish
  • ocorrer, encontrar, acontecerPortuguese
  • treceRomanian
  • приходить в головуRussian
  • pasti na pametSerbo-Croatian
  • ske, äga rum, förekomma, händaSwedish
  • olmak, hatırlamak, hazır olmak, aklına gelmekTurkish
  • ariver, sorvini, aspiter, si troverWalloon

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