Definitions for occurəˈkɜr
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word occur
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to happen; take place; come to pass.
to be met with or found; present itself; appear.
to suggest itself in thought; come to mind (usu. fol. by to).
Origin of occur:
1520–30; < L occurrere to run to meet, arrive, come to mind =oc-oc-+currere to run
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"
come to one's mind; suggest itself
"It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary"; "A great idea then came to her"
to be found to exist
"sexism occurs in many workplaces"; "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the events that occurred that night
to be found in
the vitamins and minerals that occur naturally in vegetables
used to say sb thinks of sth
The idea occurred to him that she might have left.; It never occurred to me to call her.
To happen or take place.
The liftoff will occur in exactly twelve seconds.
To present or offer itself.
I will write if the opportunity occurs.
To come or be presented to the mind; to suggest itself.
To be present or found.
The chemical monofluoroacetate occurs in all parts of Dichapetalum cymosum, and is responsible for its toxic effects.
Origin: Originally "meet, meet in argument", from occurrer, from occurro from prefix ob- + verb curro.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'occur' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1818
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'occur' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3274
Rank popularity for the word 'occur' in Verbs Frequency: #142
Translations for occur
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to take place
The accident occurred yesterday morning.
- gebeur, plaasvindAfrikaans
- случвам сеBulgarian
- ocorrerPortuguese (BR)
- stát seCzech
- sich ereignenGerman
- συμβαίνω, γίνομαιGreek
- ocurrir, suceder, tener lugarSpanish
- اتفاق افتادنFarsi
- se produireFrench
- घटित होनाHindi
- pojaviti se, dogoditi seCroatian
- koma fyrirIcelandic
- accadere, succedereItalian
- atgadīties; notiktLatvian
- hende, skjeNorwegian
- zdarzyć się, zajśćPolish
- اتفاق افتادنPersian
- رامينځه ته كيدلPashto
- a avea loc, a se petreceRomanian
- stať saSlovak
- zgoditi seSlovenian
- dogoditi seSerbian
- inträffa, hända, skeSwedish
- olmak, meydana gelmekTurkish
- 發生Chinese (Trad.)
- траплятися; відбуватисяUkrainian
- واقع ہوناUrdu
- xảy raVietnamese
- 发生Chinese (Simp.)
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