occurred occurred  /ə ˈkɜrd/


  1. (v) come to pass
  2. (v) come to one's mind; suggest itself
  3. (v) to be found to exist



  • Had the blast, now estimated at tens of megatons, occurred over New York City or London, hundreds of thousands would have died.


  1. Three Killed, Dozens Injured in Argentina Train Crash, C5N Says

    The crash occurred at 7 a.m. local time. Television images showed injured passengers lying alongside the wreckage awaiting medical assistance while others were trapped inside carriages. Railroad spokesman Pablo Gunning didn’t immediately answer phone calls seeking comment on the crash.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. The Obamacare Boom: How Freaking Out About Health Care Spurs Economic Growth

    It occurred to me last night that a simple story of both the 1990s era prosperity and the potential for general prosperity over the next 5 years or so could have the same simple explanation: a battle over healthcare reform.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Blast occurred at maintenance shed

    A blast occurred at a maintenance shed at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Tuesday morning, and part of a concourse was briefly evacuated, authorities said.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WJXT Jacksonville


  1. "I am especially saddened because the accident occurred during the events celebrating Independence Day, which is a day that should be filled with pride and joy for all Iowans and Americans," Culver said.
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Chet Culver Source: The Associated Press

  2. "A systemic failure has occurred and I consider that totally unacceptable," Obama said, breaking his Hawaii vacation for a second straight day as recriminations mounted over the botched December 25 attack. "There was a mix of human and...
    on Dec 28, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  3. "All the dangerous and unacceptable events that occurred because of the emotions that followed the tragic incident cannot and will not be tolerated," Karamanlis said in a live televised address Monday. "The state will protect society."
    on Dec 8, 2008 By: Costas Karamanlis Source: Denver Post

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tangible tangible
/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /