Occur
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. [1913 Webster]

2. To go in order to meet; to make reply. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I must occur to one specious objection. --Bentley. [1913 Webster]

3. To meet one's eye; to be found or met with; to present itself; to appear. [1913 Webster]

In Scripture, though the word heir occur, yet there is no such thing as ``heir'' in our author's sense. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

4. To happen; to take place; as, I will write if opportunity occurs. [1913 Webster]

5. 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. [1913 Webster +PJC]

There doth not occur to me any use of this experiment for profit. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 …   English terms dictionary

  • 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] …   English World dictionary

  • 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

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

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

  • 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… …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

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