Originally "meet, meet in argument", borrowed from Middle French occurrer, from Latin occurrō (“run to meet, run against, befall, present itself”) from prefix ob- (“against”) + verb currō (“run, hurry, move”).
- (intransitive) To happen or take place.
- The liftoff will occur in exactly twelve seconds.
- 1959, Georgette Heyer, chapter 1, in The Unknown Ajax:
- And no use for anyone to tell Charles that this was because the Family was in mourning for Mr Granville Darracott […]: Charles might only have been second footman at Darracott Place for a couple of months when that disaster occurred, but no one could gammon him into thinking that my lord cared a spangle for his heir.
- (intransitive) To present or offer itself.
- I will write if the opportunity occurs.
- (impersonal) To come or be presented to the mind; to suggest itself.
- One little incident of my school days occurs to me as amusing.
- It occurred to him to tell me of the problem.
- 1995, Theodore Kaczynski, Industrial Society and Its Future
- Apparently it never occurs to them that you can't make rapid, drastic changes in the technology and the economy of a society without causing rapid changes in all other aspects of the society as well, […]
- (intransitive, sciences) To be present or found.
- The chemical monofluoroacetate occurs in all parts of Dichapetalum cymosum, and is responsible for its toxic effects.
- (happen): belimp (obsolete), betide (obsolete), betime (obsolete), come to pass, happen, take place; See also Thesaurus:happen
- (present itself): appear, arise, come up
- (meet or come to the mind):
- (be present or found):
meet or come to the mind
be present or found
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