e-tutor.com - Online tutoring, learning, and homeschooling resources      Home    Enroll    Tour    Contact Us    Graphing Calculator         Dictionary Home    Index    About   
 
     
 

Definition of 'occasion'

Noun

  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"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: 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"

Verb

  1. give occasion to


Get this dictionary without ads as part of the e-Tutor Virtual Learning Program.