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occasions, plural;
  1. Cause (something)
    • - something vital must have occasioned this visit
    • - his death occasioned her much grief
  1. A particular time or instance of an event
    • - on one occasion I stayed up until two in the morning
  2. A special or noteworthy event, ceremony, or celebration
    • - she was presented with a gold watch to mark the occasion
  3. A suitable or opportune time for doing something
    • - elections are an occasion for registering protest votes
  4. Reason; cause
    • - it's the first time that I've had occasion to complain

  1. give occasion to
  2. juncture: 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"
  3. affair: 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"
  4. reason; "there was no occasion for complaint"
  5. the time of a particular event; "on the occasion of his 60th birthday"
  6. an opportunity to do something; "there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill"
  7. (Occasions) Occasionalism is a philosophical theory about causation which says that created substances cannot be efficient causes of events. Instead, all events are taken to be caused directly by God himself. ...
  8. A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance. [from 14th c.]; An occurrence or state of affairs which causes some event or reaction; a motive or reason. [from 14th c.]; Something which causes something else; a cause. [from 14th c.]; An occurrence or incident. [14th-18th c. ...
  9. (Occasions) Generally it is very bad to be overdressed.
  10. sign often seen on objects for sale. It just means 'second hand', or 'used'.
  11. lift (noun), or place in a car or bus (often shortened to occas) (Senegal)
  12. let’s see, where is my black tie?  This isn’t a bad one, but it sounds a little official, and doesn’t conjure up everyday time demands like doing the laundry, which definitely isn’t anything special.
  13. The event that the card addresses.
  14. Everyday Dinnerware Serving Pieces
  15. cügеn, çurum, nohta, sıltaw