What does occur mean?

Definitions for occur
əˈkɜroc·cur

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word occur.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. occur, come(verb)

    come to one's mind; suggest itself

    "It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary"; "A great idea then came to her"

  3. occur(verb)

    to be found to exist

    "sexism occurs in many workplaces"; "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"

GCIDE

  1. Occur(v. i.)

    To come to the mind; to arise in the mind; to suggest itself; to be presented to the imagination or memory; -- of an idea or thought; as, it never occurred to me to call John to ask.

    Etymology: [L. occurrere, occursum; ob (see Ob-) + currere to run. See Course.]

Wiktionary

  1. occur(Verb)

    To happen or take place.

    The liftoff will occur in exactly twelve seconds.

    Etymology: Originally "meet, meet in argument", from occurrer, from occurro from prefix ob- + verb curro.

  2. occur(Verb)

    To present or offer itself.

    I will write if the opportunity occurs.

    Etymology: Originally "meet, meet in argument", from occurrer, from occurro from prefix ob- + verb curro.

  3. occur(Verb)

    To come or be presented to the mind; to suggest itself.

    Etymology: Originally "meet, meet in argument", from occurrer, from occurro from prefix ob- + verb curro.

  4. occur(Verb)

    To be present or found.

    The chemical monofluoroacetate occurs in all parts of Dichapetalum cymosum, and is responsible for its toxic effects.

    Etymology: Originally "meet, meet in argument", from occurrer, from occurro from prefix ob- + verb curro.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Occur

    o-kur′, v.i. to come or be presented to the mind: to happen: to appear: to be found here and there: to coincide in time:—pr.p. occur′ring; pa.p. occurred′.ns. Occur′rence, anything that occurs: an event, esp. one unlooked for or unplanned: occasional presentation; Occur′rent, one who comes to meet another: (B.) an occurrence or chance.—adj. (B.) coming in the way. [Fr.,—L. occurrĕreob, towards, currĕre, to run.]

Editors Contribution

  1. occur

    To exist.

    The reality is the schedule is created for the train timetable to occur daily.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'occur' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1818

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'occur' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3274

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'occur' in Verbs Frequency: #142

How to pronounce occur?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of occur in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of occur in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of occur in a Sentence

  1. Marcel Neeleman:

    The fact that we found the Wolfe Disk using this method, tells us that it belongs to the normal population of galaxies present at early times, when our newest observations with ALMA surprisingly showed that it is rotating, we realized that early rotating disk galaxies are not as rare as we thought and that there should be a lot more of them out there. Thanks to ALMA, we now have unambiguous evidence that they occur as early as 1.5 billion years after Big Bang.

  2. Jeremy Farrar:

    It also reminds us that the Ebola epidemic could be far from over, with more than 17,000 Ebola survivors, it's possible that further cases of delayed transmission and late complications will occur.

  3. Andrew Newman:

    Large earthquakes occur on large faults.

  4. Ken Graham:

    Half of the fatalities in these tropical systems occur with the storm surge.

  5. Commander Jonathan White:

    I'm not aware of that, but that doesn't mean it didn't occur.

Images & Illustrations of occur

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Translations for occur

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  • stát se, se, napadnout, udát se, odehrát se, dít se, nastatCzech
  • forekommeDanish
  • vorkommen, in den Sinn kommen, passieren, einfallen, auftretenGerman
  • ocurrir, tincar, presentarSpanish
  • meenuma, esinema, tekkimaEstonian
  • tapahtua, juolahtaa, tulla mieleen, esiintyä, sattua, mieli, tarjoutuaFinnish
  • produire, présenter, avoir lieu, venir à l'idée, arriver, passer, retrouverFrench
  • tachair, buail air, buail an ceannScottish Gaelic
  • पाए जाते हैंHindi
  • eszébe jut, előfordul, megtalálhatóHungarian
  • eventarIdo
  • מתרחשHebrew
  • 思い浮かぶ, ある, 起こるJapanese
  • ڕێکه‌وتن, ڕوودانKurdish
  • evenio, cado, subeo, supervenio, occurro, accido, incidoLatin
  • afalenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • се јавува, се појавува, текнува, се среќаваMacedonian
  • voordoen, gebeuren, invallen, verschijnen, plaatsvinden, zich, aanbieden, voorkomen, opkomenDutch
  • inntreffe, forekommeNorwegian
  • wydarzać się, występować, wydarzyć sięPolish
  • ocorrer, encontrar, acontecerPortuguese
  • treceRomanian
  • приходить в головуRussian
  • pasti na pametSerbo-Croatian
  • ske, äga rum, förekomma, händaSwedish
  • olmak, hatırlamak, hazır olmak, aklına gelmekTurkish
  • виникатиUkrainian
  • xảy raVietnamese
  • ariver, sorvini, aspiter, si troverWalloon

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