What does occasional mean?

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

How to pronounce occasional?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Peter Singer:

    Effective altruists in my experience don't feel guilty about occasional indulgences, if they're doing it in the long run, they have to give themselves a break now and again.

  3. Ken Smith:

    There is no evidence that naturally infected cats can shed virus in sufficient quantity either to infect other cats or people, these occasional instances of human to animal transmission of Covid-19 do not in any way detract from the fact that all current evidence shows that the pandemic is driven by human to human transmission.

  4. Johann Georg von Zimmermann:

    Never lose sight of this important truth, that no one can be truly great until he has gained a knowledge of himself, a knowledge which can only be acquired by occasional retirement.

  5. Robert Benchley:

    Except for an occasional heart attack I feel as young as I ever did.

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