Occur

  • 1 Occur — Oc*cur , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Occurred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Occurring}.] [L. occurrere, occursum; ob (see {Ob }) + currere to run. See {Course}.] 1. To meet; to clash. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The resistance of the bodies they occur with. Bentley.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 occur to — (you) to come into your mind. Did it occur to you to call my apartment to see if I was there? It never occurred to me to ask where she d been. Usage notes: often used in the form not occur to you: It hadn t occurred to her that she would be… …

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  • 3 occur — I (come to mind) verb be uppermost in the mind, become aware, become visible, come into view, conjure up, crop up, cross ones mind, emerge, enter the mind, enter the picture, manifest itself, pass in the mind, present itself, present itself to… …

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  • 4 occur — [v1] take place, happen action, appear, arise, befall, be found, be present, betide, chance, come about, come off*, come to pass, cook*, crop up, develop, ensue, eventualize, eventuate, exist, follow, go, jell*, manifest, materialize, obtain,… …

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  • 5 occur — ► VERB (occurred, occurring) 1) happen; take place. 2) exist or be found to be present. 3) (occur to) come into the mind of. ORIGIN Latin occurrere go to meet, present itself …

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  • 6 occur — [ə kʉr′] vi. occurred, occurring [L occurrere, to run, come up to, meet < ob (see OB ) + currere, to run: see CURRENT] 1. to be found; exist [fish occur in most waters] 2. to present itself; come to mind [an idea occurred to him] …

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  • 7 occur — (v.) 1520s, meet, meet in argument, from M.Fr. occurrer or directly from L. occurrere run to meet, run against, befall, present itself, from ob against, toward (see OB (Cf. ob )) + currere to run (see CURRENT (Cf. current)). Sense development is… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 occur — *happen, chance, befall, betide, transpire Analogous words: rise, arise, *spring, emanate, issue, proceed: *follow, succeed, ensue, supervene …

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  • 9 occur — has inflected forms occurred, occurring, and the noun derivative is occurrence (with two rs, often misspelt) …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 occur */*/*/ — UK [əˈkɜː(r)] / US [əˈkɜr] verb [intransitive] Word forms occur : present tense I/you/we/they occur he/she/it occurs present participle occurring past tense occurred past participle occurred Get it right: occur: Don t write the ed and ing forms… …

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  • 11 occur — verb occurred, occurring (I) formal 1 to happen: Many accidents occur in the home. | Climatic changes have occurred at intervals throughout the millennium. 2 (always + adv/prep) to happen or exist in a particular place or situation (+ in/among… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 occur — oc|cur W1S1 [əˈkə: US əˈkə:r] v past tense and past participle occurred present participle occurring [i]formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: occurrere, from currere to run ] 1.) to happen ▪ A third of accidental deaths occur in the home. ▪ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 occur to — oc ˈcur to [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they occur to he/she/it occurs to present participle occurring to past tense occurred to …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 occur — verb ADVERB ▪ commonly, frequently, often, regularly, repeatedly ▪ generally, normally, typically, usually …

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  • 15 occur — 01. The accident [occurred] about 9:00 this morning. 02. Line ups at food banks have become a common [occurrence] in a city where these organizations didn t even exist 20 years ago. 03. Barry was talking to his wife when it suddenly [occurred] to …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 occur — oc|cur [ ə kɜr ] verb intransitive *** 1. ) to happen, especially unexpectedly: Police said the accident occurred about 4:30 p.m. occur in: Complications occurred in only 5% of patients. 2. ) occur in/on etc. FORMAL to exist or be found somewhere …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 occur to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms occur to : present tense I/you/we/they occur to he/she/it occurs to present participle occurring to past tense occurred to past participle occurred to occur to someone [never passive] if a thought or idea… …

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  • 18 occur — [[t]əkɜ͟ː(r)[/t]] ♦♦ occurs, occurring, occurred 1) VERB When something occurs, it happens. If headaches only occur at night, lack of fresh air and oxygen is often the cause... The crash occurred when the crew shut down the wrong engine... [there …

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  • 19 occur — v. (d; intr.) ( to come to mind ) to occur to (an idea occurred to her) * * * [ə kɜː] (d; intr.) ( to come to mind ) to occur to (an idea occurred to her) …

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  • 20 occur — [16] Etymologically, occur means ‘run towards’. It was borrowed from Latin occurrere, a compound verb formed from the prefix ob ‘towards’ and currere ‘run’ (source of English course, current, etc). This had the sense ‘run to meet’, hence simply… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins