1 an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions" [syn: juncture]
2 a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions" [syn: affair, social occasion, function, social function]
3 reason; "there was no occasion for complaint"
4 the time of a particular event; "on the occasion of his 60th birthday"
5 an opportunity to do something; "there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill" v : give occasion to
- Rhymes with: -eɪʒən
- Hyphenation: oc·ca·sion
- A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or happens; occurrence; incident.
- A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance; convenience.
- 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.
- Need; exigency; requirement; necessity.
- I have no occasion for firearms.
- A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion.
occurrence or condition of affairs which brings with it some unlooked-for event
- Danish: grund, behov
- Dutch: noodzaak, behoefte
- Finnish: tarve
- Swedish: behov
reason or excuse
Translations to be checked
Special occasion can refer to one of the following:
occasion in French: Occasion
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