Occur Oc*cur", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Occurred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Occurring}.] [L. occurrere, occursum; ob (see {Ob-}) + currere to run. See {Course}.] 1. To meet; to clash. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The resistance of the bodies they occur with. --Bentley. [1913 Webster]

2. To go in order to meet; to make reply. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I must occur to one specious objection. --Bentley. [1913 Webster]

3. To meet one's eye; to be found or met with; to present itself; to appear. [1913 Webster]

In Scripture, though the word heir occur, yet there is no such thing as ``heir'' in our author's sense. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

4. To happen; to take place; as, I will write if opportunity occurs. [1913 Webster]

5. To come to the mind; to arise in the mind; to suggest itself; to be presented to the imagination or memory; -- of an idea or thought; as, it never occurred to me to call John to ask. [1913 Webster +PJC]

There doth not occur to me any use of this experiment for profit. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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