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.
(Oc*cur"rence) n. [Cf. F. occurrence. See Occur.]
1. A coming or happening; as, the occurence of a railway collision.
Voyages detain the mind by the perpetual occurrence and expectation of something new.I. Watts.
2. Any incident or event; esp., one which happens without being designed or expected; as, an unusual
occurrence, or the ordinary occurrences of life.
All the occurrence of my fortune.Shak.
Syn. See Event.
(Oc*cur"rent) a. [L. occurrens, -entis, p. pr. of occurrere: cf.F. occurrent. See Occur.] Occurring
or happening; hence, incidental; accidental.
1. One who meets; hence, an adversary. [Obs.] Holland.
2. Anything that happens; an occurrence. [Obs.]
These we must meet with in obvious occurrents of the world.Sir T. Browne.
(Oc*curse") n. [L. occursus.] Same as Occursion. [Obs.] Bentley.
(Oc*cur"sion) n. [L. occursio. See Occur.] A meeting; a clash; a collision. [Obs.] Boyle.
(O"cean) n. [F. océan, L. oceanus, Gr. 'wkeano`s ocean, in Homer, the great river supposed to
encompass the earth.]
1. The whole body of salt water which covers more than three fifths of the surface of the globe; called
also the sea, or great sea.
Like the odor of brine from the oceanLongfellow.
Comes the thought of other years.
2. One of the large bodies of water into which the great ocean is regarded as divided, as the Atlantic,
Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Antarctic oceans.
3. An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without apparent limits; as, the boundless ocean of
eternity; an ocean of affairs. Locke.
(O"cean) a. Of or pertaining to the main or great sea; as, the ocean waves; an ocean stream.