occasion

  • 1 occasion — [ ɔkazjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1174; lat. occasio 1 ♦ Circonstance qui vient à propos, qui convient. Une occasion inespérée. C est « une belle occasion à saisir » (Martin du Gard). ⇒ aubaine, chance, fam. occase, opportunité. Loc. Saisir l occasion par les… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 occasion — OCCASION. s. f. Rencontre, conjoncture de temps, de lieux, d affaires, propre pour quelque chose. L occasion presente. belle occasion. occasion favorable. occasion importante. prendre, embrasser l occasion. chercher l occasion. il faut fuir les… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3 occasion — Occasion, f. acut. Occasio. Belle occasion, Lepida occasio. Occasion presentée, Ostentata occasio. L occasion se presenta, Facultas accidit. Soudaine occasion, Breuis occasio. L occasion s y offrant, Per occasionem. L occasion est preste, Occasio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 4 occasion — [ə kā′zhən, ōkā′zhən] n. [ME occasioun < OFr < L occasio, accidental opportunity, fit time < occasus, pp. of occidere, to fall < ob (see OB ) + cadere, to fall: see CASE1] 1. a favorable time or juncture; opportunity 2. a fact, event …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Occasion — Oc*ca sion ([o^]k*k[=a] zh[u^]n), n. [F. occasion, L. occasio, fr. occidere, occasum, to fall down; ob (see {Ob }) + cadere to fall. See {Chance}, and cf. {Occident}.] 1. A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 occasion — ► NOUN 1) a particular event, or the time at which it takes place. 2) a suitable or opportune time. 3) a special event or celebration. 4) formal reason or justification: we have occasion to rejoice. ► VERB formal ▪ cause. ● …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 occasion — [n1] chance break*, convenience, demand, excuse, incident, instant, moment, need, occurrence, opening, opportunity, possibility, season, shot*, show, time, use; concept 693 occasion [n2] reason, cause antecedent, basis, call, circumstance,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 Occasion — Oc*ca sion ([o^]k*k[=a] zh[u^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Occasioned} ([o^]k*k[=a] zh[u^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Occasioning}.] [Cf. F. occasionner.] To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety. South. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 occasion — When it means ‘reason, grounds’, the usual construction is with for + noun (or verbal noun) or with a to infinitive: • Yesterday was Schubert s birthday…suitable occasion for a Schubertiad Times, 1977. When the meaning is ‘opportunity’, it is… …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 Occasion — Occasion, lat. deutsch, Gelegenheit; O. alismus, die Ansicht des Descartes von der unmittelbaren Einwirkung Gottes auf den Menschen, um die Verbindung des Leibes und der Seele zu bewerkstelligen …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 11 occasion — I noun advent, affair, chance, conjuncture, episode, event, experience, happening, incident, instance, juncture, moment, occasio, occurrence, opening, opportunity, point, situation, suitable time, tempus, time II verb breed, bring about, cause,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 occasion — n 1 *opportunity, chance, break, time Analogous words: juncture, pass: situation, posture, condition, *state: moment, *instant 2 *cause, determinant, antecedent, reason Analogous words: incident, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 occasion — (o ka zion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Rencontre d affaires, de lieux, de temps, convenable pour quelque chose. •   Je n eusse pas tant différé à vous remercier très humblement, si j en eusse trouvé l occasion, VOIT. Lett. 22. •   L …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14 OCCASION — s. f. Rencontre, conjoncture de temps, de lieux, d affaires, convenable pour quelque chose. L occasion présente. Belle occasion. Occasion favorable, importante. Chercher, saisir, embrasser, fuir l occasion, les occasions. Je lui ferai plaisir… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 occasion — noun 1 time when sth happens ADJECTIVE ▪ countless, many, multiple (esp. AmE), numerous ▪ It was the first of many such occasions. ▪ a few, several …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 OCCASION — n. f. Rencontre, conjoncture, concours fortuit de circonstances qui favorise une entreprise, un dessein, etc. Occasion favorable. Chercher, saisir l’occasion, les occasions. Je lui ferai plaisir à l’occasion, quand l’occasion s’en présentera,… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 17 occasion — oc|ca|sion1 [ ə keıʒn ] noun *** 1. ) count a time at which something happens: on one occasion (=once): On one occasion we had to walk all the way home. on an earlier occasion: We tested a similar product on an earlier occasion. on occasion… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 occasion — I UK [əˈkeɪʒ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms occasion : singular occasion plural occasions *** 1) [countable] a time at which something happens on one occasion (= once): On one occasion we had to walk all the way home. on this occasion: I ll let you… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 occasion — n. opportunity 1) to have; take an occasion (to do smt.) 2) a propitious occasion 3) an occasion for 4) an occasion to + inf. (I had no occasion to speak with them; there was no occasion for me to tell her) 5) an occasion arises happening event… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 occasion — oc|ca|sion1 W2S1 [əˈkeıʒən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(time)¦ 2¦(special event)¦ 3¦(cause/reason)¦ 4 if (the) occasion arises 5 on occasion 6 on the occasion of something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: Latin occasio, from occidere to fall down …

    Dictionary of contemporary English


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