- to happen; take place; come to pass: When did the accident occur?
- to be met with or found; present itself; appear.
- to suggest itself in thought; come to mind (usually followed by to): An idea occurred to me.
Origin of occur
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Examples from the Web for reoccur
Also about this, Peganum and Salvia reoccur, both kinds not being uncommon about Bamean.
Tainting its title the sinister name of Moebus seemed to reoccur persistently in his confused imagination.The Danger Mark
Robert W. Chambers
It is singular, however, that this form should reoccur at higher elevations in the Neotropical Region.Argentine Ornithology, Volume I (of 2)
P. L. Sclater
- to happen, take place, or come about again
- to happen; take place; come about
- to be found or be present; exist
- (foll by to) to be realized or thought of (by); suggest itself (to)
Word Origin and History for reoccur
1520s, "meet, meet in argument," from Middle French occurrer "happen unexpectedly" or directly from Latin occurrere "run to meet, run against, befall, present itself," from ob "against, toward" (see ob-) + currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Sense development is from "meet" to "present itself" to "appear" to "happen" ("present itself in the course of events"). Meaning "to come into one's mind" is from 1620s. Related: Occurred; occurring.