verb (used without object), oc·curred, oc·cur·ring.
- occupational therapy,
- occupied territories,
- occur to one,
Origin of occur
Examples from the Web for occurring
Unfortunately, the issue is almost completely ignored in the U.S., even though it is occurring here as well.
Either way, this is a conversation that is occurring not just at the penthouse level, but among the grassroots as well.Rand Paul, Chris Christie Laid Out Plans for Black Voters at Penthouse Forum|David Freedlander|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some of the areas are quite remote, where this is occurring.
Two 20th-century phenomena, occurring in quick succession, are the culprits.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
None of us could look at the pro athletes of the past decades and not know something very strange was occurring.
The explanation of this anomaly may be found in what had been occurring in Chalda.Expositor's Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther|Walter Adeney
Physarella lusitanica Torrend is a globose form depressed above or betimes discoidal, occurring on Eucalyptus trees in Portugal.The North American Slime-Moulds|Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Quite possibly we would speak of these events as occurring in a very brief time, perhaps an instant of our reckoning.Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation|S. D. Gordon
The vibrations are confused, some "pulses" occurring more frequently than others.How it Works|Archibald Williams
In case of a … occurring in any part of the city, did you regard it as your duty to visit the point and ascertain?
verb -curs, -curring or -curred (intr)
Word Origin 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.