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Definition of Occasion

Occasion

  1. A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or happens; occurrence; incident.
  2. A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance; convenience.
  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. Need; exigency; requirement; necessity; as, I have no occasion for firearms.
  5. A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion.
  6. To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.

Occasion Quotations

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
Plautus

Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners. - Loretta Young
Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners.
Loretta Young

I like to give people novels I think they would like, on no particular occasion - just when we're in a bookstore together. I like to receive reference books on my birthday.
Daniel Handler

Though President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day a national holiday in 1894, the occasion was first observed on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City.
Brendan I. Koerner

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Thomas Jefferson
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Occasion Translations

occasion in Afrikaans is voorval, insident, maal, gebeurtenis, keer
occasion in Danish is gang, tildragelse
occasion in Dutch is keer, maal
occasion in Finnish is kerta
occasion in French is fois, occasion, lieu
occasion in Italian is occorrenza
occasion in Latin is infero, indo (past indidi)
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