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Definitions for occasional
əˈkeɪ ʒə nloc·ca·sion·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. occasional(a)adjective

    occurring from time to time

    "took an occasional glass of wine"

  2. episodic, occasionaladjective

    occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals

    "episodic in his affections"; "occasional headaches"

  3. casual, occasionaladjective

    occurring from time to time

    "casual employment"; "a casual correspondence with a former teacher"; "an occasional worker"

  4. periodic, occasionaladjective

    recurring or reappearing from time to time

    "periodic feelings of anxiety"

GCIDE

  1. Occasionaladjective

    Of or pertaining to an occasion or to occasions; intended for a specific occasion; for use only when needed, and not regularly.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. occasionnel.]

Wiktionary

  1. occasionaladjective

    Occurring or appearing irregularly from time to time.

    He was mostly solitary, but enjoyed the occasional visitor.

  2. occasionaladjective

    Not very often.

    He took an occasional glass of wine.

  3. occasionaladjective

    Created for a specific occasion.

    Elgar's music was not created to be occasional music for high-school graduations.

  4. occasionaladjective

    Intended for use as the occasion requires.

    What your living room needs are some occasional chairs.

  5. occasionaladjective

    Acting in the indicated role from time to time.

    He is an occasional contributor to letters to the editor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Occasionaladjective

    of or pertaining to an occasion or to occasions; occuring at times, but not constant, regular, or systematic; made or happening as opportunity requires or admits; casual; incidental; as, occasional remarks, or efforts

    Etymology: [Cf. F. occasionnel.]

  2. Occasionaladjective

    produced by accident; as, the occasional origin of a thing

    Etymology: [Cf. F. occasionnel.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'occasional' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3616

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'occasional' in Adjectives Frequency: #491

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of occasional in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of occasional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of occasional in a Sentence

  1. Oswald Mosley:

    Great men of action ... never mind on occasion being ridiculous in a sense it is part of their job, and at times they all are. A prophet or an achiever must never mind an occasional absurdity, it is an occupational risk.

  2. Robert Benchley:

    As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did.

  3. Suvanarat Jirattanasakul:

    It was frightening because I could hear the occasional gunshot...we waited a long time for the police to come and help us, many hours.

  4. Jim Ritterbusch:

    Despite what we view as a balanced oil market both domestically and globally, oil pricing is apparently still sensitive to evolving developments in the Persian Gulf where occasional minor military events are slowly cranking up geopolitical risk premium.

  5. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer:

    I would like it to be as open -- I mean, might there be an occasional moment where we think we might come together in a closed session ? Yes, but the strong presumption is to be open, and I want to see as much of it open as possible.

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    large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
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