What does occur mean?

Definitions for occur
əˈkɜroc·cur

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placeverb

    come to pass

    "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

  2. occur, comeverb

    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. occurverb

    to be found to exist

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

GCIDE

  1. Occurverb

    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. occurverb

    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. occurverb

    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. occurverb

    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. occurverb

    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  

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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

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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. Russia John Sullivan:

    This conviction, and a sentence of nine years, for an alleged crime that so obviously did not occur, is ridiculous, i can not even say' miscarriage of justice' because clearly' justice' was not even considered. This was theater of the absurd.

  2. Nobuo Gohara:

    It's uncommon for someone to be re-arrested a month after being granted bail. In most cases, re-arrest would occur immediately following bail, multiple arrests suggest that the prosecutor may be concerned about their chances of winning a guilty verdict.

  3. Michael Mann:

    The elderly and those with pre-existent conditions, such as asthma and heart failure, are likely to face declining health due to exacerbation of their conditions due to weather, heat exhaustion and stroke, dehydration, migraines, loss of sleep and mood alteration can all occur due to dangerous heat. Historical data shows that more people are likely to be involved in vehicle crashes due to heat-related impacts, such as decreased ability to concentrate, the poor quality of sleep they get and impaired mood, etc.

  4. Terry McAuliffe:

    If I ever allow what happened in Florida to occur again, I’ll be thrown out as chairman of this party, i mean, there’s no question that people were disenfranchised.

  5. Adam Scaife:

    A lot of things can occur without the influence of human beings. However, they are now occurring on top of the influence coming from man’s activity, when an El Nino comes and raises the global temperature...that is the extra bit that creates a record.

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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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