occasion occasion  /ə ˈkeɪ ʒən/


  1. (n) an event that occurs at a critical time
  2. (n) a vaguely specified social event
  3. (n) reason
  4. (n) the time of a particular event
  5. (n) an opportunity to do something
  6. (v) give occasion to


  1. Tuesday's presidential swearing in may be a historic, solemn occasion.
  2. On the occasion of John Updike's passing, PTI takes a look at the prolific author's most memorable works.
  3. He cheerfully orchestrated his music for airplane propellers, lottery wheels and typewritersand occasion ally delivered it to his friends in the form of paper gliders.


  1. Statement by Ministers MacKay and Findlay on the Occasion of Father's Day

    OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 16, 2013) - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Q.C., Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Delta-Richmond East, today issued the following statement on the occasion of Father's Day:
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Marketwire

  2. NC State's Rodon on pitching Sunday against UNC: 'I like rising to the occasion'

    NC State hasn't been in the College World Series since 1968, but the long drought ends Sunday when Carlos Rodon starts for the Wolfpack against North Carolina. "I like rising to the occasion," Rodon said. That's the thing I do. And I take pride in rising to the occasion."
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The News & Observer

  3. Press Releases: On the Occasion of the Official Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

    On the Occasion of the Official Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 13, 2013 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I send warmest congratulations and best wishes to the people of the United Kingdom in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Official Birthday on June 15. There’s something remarkable in just how deeply ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: U.S. Department of State

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