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

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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. Thomas Eissenberg:

    There is an oft-repeated myth that water pipe use in this country is only occasional and thus somehow not harmful.

  2. D. A. F. Sade, "Dialogue between a Priest and a Dying Man":

    ... and thereof do I repent: I only plucked an occasional flower when I might have gathered an ample harvest of fruit -- such are the just grounds for the regrets I have ...

  3. Ogden Nash:

    An occasional lucky guess as to what makes a wife tick is the best a man can hope for, Even then, no sooner has he learned how to cope with the tick than she tocks.

  4. Cumali Tastan:

    Throngs of young people driving around the neighborhood in cars draped with Turkish flags at night fired occasional shots in the air. Amid concern that attacks and vandalism could spark clashes as Kurdish residents complained of delayed police responses, authorities deployed riot squads in Altindag. We just watched this havoc for two days, but if they come again, we will defend ourselves.

  5. Shakuwra Dabre:

    Ismaaiyl was a very troubled young man whose life was in turmoil and spiraling out of control, we were estranged for a few years, with occasional contact. I am deeply sorry for the loss of the two innocent men who were killed, and offer my sincerest condolences to their families.

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