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occur

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verb oc·cur \ə-ˈkər\

Simple Definition of occur

  • : to happen

  • : to appear or exist : to be found

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of occur

occurred

occurring

play \-ˈkər-iŋ, -ˈkə-riŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to be found or met with :  appear

  3. 2 :  to come into existence :  happen

  4. 3 :  to come to mind <an idea that has occurred to me>

Examples of occur in a sentence

  1. The event is scheduled to occur at noon tomorrow.

  2. No one was ready for what was about to occur.

  3. There's a chance that a similar event will occur in the future.

  4. The disease tends to occur in children under the age of five.

  5. The plant occurs naturally throughout South America.



Origin and Etymology of occur

Latin occurrere, from ob- in the way + currere to run — more at ob-, car


First Known Use: 1534



OCCUR Defined for Kids

occur

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verb oc·cur \ə-ˈkər\

Definition of occur for Students

occurred

occurring

  1. 1 :  to come by or as if by chance :  happen <Success doesn't just occur, it is earned.>

  2. 2 :  to come into the mind <It never occurred to me to ask.>

  3. 3 :  to be found or met with :  appear <It's a disease that occurs among cows.>





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