Definition of Occur in English :

Define Occur in English

Occur meaning in English

Meaning of Occur in English

Pronunciation of Occur in English

Occur pronunciation in English

Pronounce Occur in English


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1. come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place

come to pass

Example Sentences:
'What is happening?'
'The meeting took place off without an incidence'
'Nothing occurred that seemed important'

2. come, occur

come to one's mind; suggest itself

Example Sentences:
'It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary'
'A great idea then came to her'

3. occur

to be found to exist

Example Sentences:
'sexism occurs in many workplaces'
'precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of occur
verb -curs, -curring or -curred (intransitive)
to happen; take place; come about
to be found or be present; exist
3. (foll by to)
to be realized or thought of (by); suggest itself (to)

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see synonyms of occur
verb intransitiveWord forms: ocˈcurred or ocˈcurring
to be found; exist
fish occur in most waters
to present itself; come to mind
an idea occurred to him
to take place; happen

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of occur
intr.v. oc·curred, oc·cur·ring, oc·curs
1. To take place; come about. See Synonyms at happen.
2. To be found to exist or appear: Copper deposits occur in the region.
3. To come to mind: The idea never occurred to me.

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