Definition of Occur

1. Verb. Come to pass. "Nothing occurred that seemed important"




2. Verb. Come to one's mind; suggest itself. "A great idea then came to her"
Exact synonyms: Come
Generic synonyms: Become

3. Verb. To be found to exist. "Precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"
Generic synonyms: Appear, Come Along
Specialized synonyms: Geminate, Pair, Run, Collocate, Abound In, Pullulate With, Teem In

Definition of Occur

1. v. i. To meet; to clash.

Definition of Occur

1. Verb. To happen or take place. ¹

2. Verb. To present or offer itself. ¹

3. Verb. To come or be presented to the mind; to suggest itself. ¹

4. Verb. (sciences) To be present or found. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Occur

1. to take place [v -CURRED, -CURRING, -CURS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Occur

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occupy oneself
occupying
occur (current term)
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occy
occæcation

Literary usage of Occur

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"Beach cusps are the points of gravel or sand that occur at times on almost all beaches where these materials exist. Perspective foreshortening gives them a ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... rocks in which these minerals occur. As the valuable minerals are heavier than the waste rock, they are gradually segregated by the carrying away of the ..."

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