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OCCA'SION, n. s as z. [L. occasio, from oceido, to fall; ob and cado.]

1. Properly, a falling, happening or coming to; an occurrence, casualty, incident; something distinct from the ordinary course or regular orders of things.

2. Opportunity; convenience; favorable time, season or circumstances.

I'll take th' occasion which he give to bring him to his death.

Use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh. Gal. 5.

Sin taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me.

Rom. 7.

3. Accidental cause; incident, event or fact giving rise to something else. What was the occasion of this custom?

Her beauty was the occasion of the war.

4. Incidental need; casual exigency; opportunity accompanied with need or demand. So we say, we have occasion for all our resources. We have frequent occasions for assisting each other.

The ancient canons were well fitted for the occasion of the church in its purer ages.

My occasions have found time to use them toward a supply of money.

OCCA'SION, v.t.

1. To cause incidentally; to cause; to produce. The expectation of war occasions a depression in the price of stocks. Consumptions are often occasioned by colds. Indigestion occasions pain in the head. Heat occasions lassitude.

2. To influence; to cause.

If we inquire what it is that occasions men to make several combinations of simple ideas into distinct modes -




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OCCA'SION, n. s as z. [L. occasio, from oceido, to fall; ob and cado.]

1. Properly, a falling, happening or coming to; an occurrence, casualty, incident; something distinct from the ordinary course or regular orders of things.

2. Opportunity; convenience; favorable time, season or circumstances.

I'll take th' occasion which he give to bring him to his death.

Use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh. Gal. 5.

Sin taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me.

Rom. 7.

3. Accidental cause; incident, event or fact giving rise to something else. What was the occasion of this custom?

Her beauty was the occasion of the war.

4. Incidental need; casual exigency; opportunity accompanied with need or demand. So we say, we have occasion for all our resources. We have frequent occasions for assisting each other.

The ancient canons were well fitted for the occasion of the church in its purer ages.

My occasions have found time to use them toward a supply of money.

OCCA'SION, v.t.

1. To cause incidentally; to cause; to produce. The expectation of war occasions a depression in the price of stocks. Consumptions are often occasioned by colds. Indigestion occasions pain in the head. Heat occasions lassitude.

2. To influence; to cause.

If we inquire what it is that occasions men to make several combinations of simple ideas into distinct modes -


OC-CA'SION, n. [s as z; L. occasio, from occido, to fall, ob and cado.]

  1. Properly, a falling, happening or coming to; an occurrence, casualty, incident; something distinct from the ordinary course or regular order of things. Hooker.
  2. Opportunity; convenience; favorable time, season or circumstances. I'll take th' occasion which he gives to bring / Him to his death. Waller. Use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh. Gal. v. Sin taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me. Rom. vii.
  3. Accidental cause; incident, event or fact giving rise to something else. What was the occasion of this custom? Her beauty was the occasion of the war. Dryden.
  4. Incidental need; casual exigency; opportunity accompanied with need or demand. So we say, we have occasion for all our resources. We have frequent occasions for assisting each other. The ancient canons were well fitted for the occasion of the church in its purer ages. Baker. My occasions have found time to use them toward a supply of money. Shak.

OC-CA'SION, v.i. [Fr. occasionner.]

  1. To cause incidentally; to cause; to produce. The expectation of war occasions a depression in the price of stocks. Consumptions are often occasioned by colds. In digestion occasions pain in the head. Heat occasions lassitude.
  2. To influence; to cause. If we inquire what it is that occasions men to make several combinations of simple ideas into distinct modes. Locke.

Oc*ca"sion
  1. A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or happens; occurrence; incident.

    The unlooked-for incidents of family history, and its hidden excitements, and its arduous occasions. I. Taylor.

  2. To give occasion to] to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.

    South.

    If we inquire what it is that occasions men to make several combinations of simple ideas into distinct modes. Locke.

  3. A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance; convenience.

    Sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me. Rom. vii. 11.

    I'll take the occasion which he gives to bring
    Him to his death.
    Waller.

  4. 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.

    Her beauty was the occasion of the war. Dryden.

  5. Need; exigency; requirement; necessity; as, I have no occasion for firearms.

    After we have served ourselves and our own occasions. Jer. Taylor.

    When my occasions took me into France. Burke.

  6. A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion.

    Whose manner was, all passengers to stay,
    And entertain with her occasions sly.
    Spenser.

    On occasion, in case of need; in necessity; as convenience requires; occasionally. "That we might have intelligence from him on occasion," De Foe.

    Syn. -- Need; incident; use. See Opportunity.

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Occasion

OCCA'SION, noun s as z. [Latin occasio, from oceido, to fall; ob and cado.]

1. Properly, a falling, happening or coming to; an occurrence, casualty, incident; something distinct from the ordinary course or regular orders of things.

2. Opportunity; convenience; favorable time, season or circumstances.

I'll take th' occasion which he give to bring him to his death.

Use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh. Galatians 5:13.

Sin taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me.

Romans 7:8.

3. Accidental cause; incident, event or fact giving rise to something else. What was the occasion of this custom?

Her beauty was the occasion of the war.

4. Incidental need; casual exigency; opportunity accompanied with need or demand. So we say, we have occasion for all our resources. We have frequent occasions for assisting each other.

The ancient canons were well fitted for the occasion of the church in its purer ages.

My occasions have found time to use them toward a supply of money.

OCCA'SION, verb transitive

1. To cause incidentally; to cause; to produce. The expectation of war occasions a depression in the price of stocks. Consumptions are often occasioned by colds. Indigestion occasions pain in the head. Heat occasions lassitude.

2. To influence; to cause.

If we inquire what it is that occasions men to make several combinations of simple ideas into distinct modes -

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