1. [ noun ] an event that occurs at a critical time
Synonyms: juncture

"at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave" "it was needed only on special occasions"

Related terms: happening crisis climax milestone landmark conjuncture pass
2. [ noun ] a vaguely specified social event
Synonyms: affair function social_function social_occasion

"the party was quite an affair" "an occasion arranged to honor the president" "a seemingly endless round of social functions"

Related terms: social_event party ceremony celebration fundraiser sleepover photo_op
3. [ noun ] reason

"there was no occasion for complaint"

Related terms: reason
4. [ verb ] give occasion to
Related terms: cause inspire
5. [ noun ] the time of a particular event

"on the occasion of his 60th birthday"

Related terms: time meal
6. [ noun ] an opportunity to do something

"there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill"

Related terms: opportunity sale
Similar spelling:   occasions