verb (used without object), oc·curred, oc·cur·ring.
- occupational therapy,
- occupied territories,
- occur to one,
Origin of occur
Examples from the Web for occurs
It occurs to me that Mount must assume that Hitchcock has read it--after all, it came from him.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The opposite phenomenon also occurs: neglected writers who ascend to prominence only posthumously.
Especially with something this big, you have the natural process that kind of occurs with everybody.'Saved by the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Doesn't Want to Be a Jerk Anymore|Kevin Fallon|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As occurs in every economic transition some benefited some at the expense of others.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class|Joel Kotkin|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, typing that, it occurs to me how rarely we hear modern Americans use the word happy without an odor of irony.What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The term "the rest," applied to persons, occurs in the following passages of the Apocalypse in addition to that before us: chaps.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Revelation|William Milligan
For a man who hasn't a taste for artillery, it occurs to me, my friend, you are keeping up a pretty lively fire on my inner works.Marjorie Daw|Thomas Bailey Aldrich
This occurs, though not frequently, (a) at the natural division of the metre.The Student's Companion to Latin Authors|George Middleton
This occurs every month and each time the womb becomes a little stronger and better able to hold a growing babe.Confidences|Edith B. Lowry
It occurs in southern Texas occasionally, but is quite common in Mexico and more southern countries.The Butterfly Book|William Jacob Holland
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.