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Occasion meaning

occasion - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or happens; occurrence; incident.
  2. 2. A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance; convenience.
  3. 3. An occurrence or condition of affairs which brings with it some unlooked- for event; that which incidentally brings to pass an event, without being its efficient cause or sufficient reason; accidental or incidental cause.
  4. 4. Need; exigency; requirement; necessity; as, I have no occasion for firearms.
  5. 5. A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion.
  6. 6. To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.
  7. 7. Occurrence; opportunity; cause; need.
  8. 8. To cause.

occasion - examples of usage

  1. On one occasion I met in with one of these women. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. 7653. That is the only occasion within your recollection? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 1195. Can you tell me one occasion on which she went and was refused money, or on which you have asked them to give her money and it has been refused? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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