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OCCUR', v.i. [L. occurro; ob and curro, to run.]

1. Primarily, to meet; to strike against; to clash; and so used by Bentley, but this application is obsolete.

2. To meet or come to the mind; to be presented to the mind, imagination or memory. We say, no better plan occurs to me or to my mind; it does not occur to my recollection; the thought did not occur to me.

There doth not occur to me any use of this experiment for profit.

3. To appear; to meet the eye; to be found here and there. This word occurs in twenty places in the Scriptures; the other word does not occur in a single place; it does not occur in the sense suggested.

4. To oppose; to obviate. [Not used.]



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OCCUR', v.i. [L. occurro; ob and curro, to run.]

1. Primarily, to meet; to strike against; to clash; and so used by Bentley, but this application is obsolete.

2. To meet or come to the mind; to be presented to the mind, imagination or memory. We say, no better plan occurs to me or to my mind; it does not occur to my recollection; the thought did not occur to me.

There doth not occur to me any use of this experiment for profit.

3. To appear; to meet the eye; to be found here and there. This word occurs in twenty places in the Scriptures; the other word does not occur in a single place; it does not occur in the sense suggested.

4. To oppose; to obviate. [Not used.]

OC-CUR', v.i. [L. occurro; ob and curro, to run.]

  1. Primarily, to meet; to strike against; to clash; and so used by Bentley, but this application is obsolete.
  2. To meet or come to the mind; to be presented to the mind, imagination or the memory. We say, no better plan occurs to me or to my mind; it does not occur to my recollection; the thought did not occur to me. There doth not occur to me any use of this experiment for profit. Bacon.
  3. To appear; to meet the eye; to be found here and there. This word occurs in twenty places in the Scriptures; the other word does not occur in a single place; it does not occur in the sense suggested.
  4. To oppose; to obviate. [Not used.] Bentley.

Oc*cur"
  1. To meet; to clash.

    [Obs.]

    The resistance of the bodies they occur with. Bentley.

  2. To go in order to meet; to make reply.

    [Obs.]

    I must occur to one specious objection. Bentley.

  3. To meet one's eye; to be found or met with; to present itself; to offer; to appear; to happen; to take place; as, I will write if opportunity occurs.

    In Scripture, though the word heir occur, yet there is no such thing as "heir" in our author's sense. Locke.

  4. To meet or come to the mind; to suggest itself; to be presented to the imagination or memory.

    There doth not occur to me any use of this experiment for profit. Bacon.

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Occur

OCCUR', verb intransitive [Latin occurro; ob and curro, to run.]

1. Primarily, to meet; to strike against; to clash; and so used by Bentley, but this application is obsolete.

2. To meet or come to the mind; to be presented to the mind, imagination or memory. We say, no better plan occurs to me or to my mind; it does not occur to my recollection; the thought did not occur to me.

There doth not occur to me any use of this experiment for profit.

3. To appear; to meet the eye; to be found here and there. This word occurs in twenty places in the Scriptures; the other word does not occur in a single place; it does not occur in the sense suggested.

4. To oppose; to obviate. [Not used.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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