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 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.

Wiktionary

  1. occurverb

    To happen or take place.

    The liftoff will occur in exactly twelve seconds.

  2. occurverb

    To present or offer itself.

    I will write if the opportunity occurs.

  3. occurverb

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

  4. occurverb

    To be present or found.

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

  5. 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. 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.

  2. Kathryn Jones:

    It’s [CRT] just a lens to look at history. It’s not indoctrinating a kid to believe one thing or another, it’s giving proper context to what historical events have occurred, and what is continuing to occur.

  3. Karen McDonald:

    There is no playbook about how to prosecute a school shooting and candidly, I wish I'd never even had -- it didn't occur so I wouldn't have to consider it, but when we sat down, I wanted to make sure all of the victims were represented in the charges that we filed against this individual, if that's not terrorism, I don't know what is.

  4. Frederick Kaplan:

    The other difficult part of FOP is that you don’t know when the next flare-up is going to occur, how long it’s going to last, how painful it’s going to feel and how disabling it’s going to be.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    Wasserman Schultz ' has made the right decision for the future of the Democratic Party. While Wasserman Schultz ' deserves thanks for Wasserman Schultz ' years of service, the party now needs new leadership that will open the doors of the party and welcome in working peopleand young people. The party leadership must also always remain impartial in the presidential nominating process, something which did not occur in the 2016 race.

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Translations for occur

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  • odehrát se, dít se, napadnout, nastat, se, udát se, stát seCzech
  • forekommeDanish
  • einfallen, passieren, in den Sinn kommen, vorkommen, auftretenGerman
  • tincar, ocurrir, presentarSpanish
  • meenuma, esinema, tekkimaEstonian
  • sattua, mieli, tapahtua, juolahtaa, tulla mieleen, tarjoutua, esiintyäFinnish
  • produire, arriver, passer, venir à l'idée, avoir lieu, présenter, retrouverFrench
  • tachair, buail air, buail an ceannScottish Gaelic
  • पाए जाते हैंHindi
  • megtalálható, eszébe jut, előfordulHungarian
  • eventarIdo
  • מתרחשHebrew
  • 思い浮かぶ, ある, 起こるJapanese
  • ڕوودان, ڕێکه‌وتنKurdish
  • occurro, supervenio, accido, evenio, subeo, cado, incidoLatin
  • afalenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • се појавува, текнува, се јавува, се среќаваMacedonian
  • opkomen, voorkomen, zich, aanbieden, gebeuren, invallen, verschijnen, voordoen, plaatsvindenDutch
  • forekomme, inntreffeNorwegian
  • wydarzyć się, wydarzać się, występowaćPolish
  • ocorrer, encontrar, acontecerPortuguese
  • treceRomanian
  • приходить в головуRussian
  • pasti na pametSerbo-Croatian
  • hända, äga rum, ske, förekommaSwedish
  • hazır olmak, hatırlamak, aklına gelmek, olmakTurkish
  • виникатиUkrainian
  • xảy raVietnamese
  • ariver, sorvini, aspiter, si troverWalloon

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