verb (used without object), oc·curred, oc·cur·ring.
Origin of occur
Examples from the Web for occur
Eating disorders, on the other hand, are driven largely by biological processes that occur on the inside.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But one extra trick would instantly solve the problem of crashes that occur over water.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014|Clive Irving|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They maintain that the initial radicalization tends to occur offline before it is then reinforced online.
We, on the other hand, on the police side, will naturally gear up to deal with any potential contingency that might occur.After No Indictment for Eric Garner Killer, Is NYC the Next Ferguson?|Jacob Siegel|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Diagnosis of CTE is often considered to be specialized and has to occur at a designated institution like Boston University.Will the NCAA Let Ohio State’s Kosta Karageorge Die in Vain?|Robert Silverman|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Much of the so-called gastric fermentation does not occur in the stomach but rather in the duodenum.Dietetics for Nurses|Fairfax T. Proudfit
Such mistakes would not occur if the telegraphists were better paid.The British State Telegraphs|Hugo Richard Meyer
The deposits are silver-lead, and they occur along the contact between approximately horizontal limestones and slates.De Re Metallica|Georgius Agricola
Sometimes, indeed, it did occur to him that he could not be a luggage boy all his lifetime.Ben, the Luggage Boy;|Horatio Alger
It did not occur to him that her appeal and his instant response to it were as old as the race.An Alabaster Box|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for occur
verb -curs, -curring or -curred (intr)
Word Origin for occur
Word Origin and History for occur
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.