What does occasional mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. occasional(a)(adj)

    occurring from time to time

    "took an occasional glass of wine"

  2. episodic, occasional(adj)

    occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals

    "episodic in his affections"; "occasional headaches"

  3. casual, occasional(adj)

    occurring from time to time

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

  4. periodic, occasional(adj)

    recurring or reappearing from time to time

    "periodic feelings of anxiety"

GCIDE

  1. Occasional(a.)

    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. occasional(Adjective)

    Occurring or appearing irregularly from time to time.

    He was mostly solitary, but enjoyed the occasional visitor.

  2. occasional(Adjective)

    Not very often.

    He took an occasional glass of wine.

  3. occasional(Adjective)

    Created for a specific occasion.

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

  4. occasional(Adjective)

    Intended for use as the occasion requires.

    What your living room needs are some occasional chairs.

  5. occasional(Adjective)

    Acting in the indicated role from time to time.

    He is an occasional contributor to letters to the editor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Occasional(adj)

    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. Occasional(adj)

    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

How to pronounce occasional?

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How to say occasional in sign language?

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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. Agatha Christie:

    Your travel life has the aspect of a dream. It is something outside the normal, yet you are in it. It is peopled with characters you have never seen before and in all probability will never see again. It brings occasional homesickness, and loneliness, and pangs of longing... But you are like the Vikings who have gone into a world of adventure, and home is not home until you return.

  2. Linda Wasmer Andrews:

    Socially, playing together allows children to practice making friends, getting along, taking turns and being both a leader and a follower, children benefit even when things don’t always go their way. Letting kids be tagged ‘it’or lose an occasional game of kickball gives them a chance to develop resiliency skills that will serve them well later in life.

  3. Charles Krauthammer:

    A three-year diet of rubber chicken and occasional crow.

  4. Sydney Smith:

    His enemies might have said before that he talked rather too much; but now he has occasional flashes of silence, that make his conversation perfectly delightful.

  5. Lisa Cadmus-Bertram:

    A tracker will give you the occasional crazy reading, but most of the readings will be quite a bit closer than that.

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