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Meaning & Definition of Occasion in English

English

Occasion

/əkeʒən/

noun

1. An event that occurs at a critical time

  • "At such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"
  • "It was needed only on special occasions"
    synonym:
  • juncture
  • ,
  • occasion

2. A vaguely specified social event

  • "The party was quite an affair"
  • "An occasion arranged to honor the president"
  • "A seemingly endless round of social functions"
    synonym:
  • affair
  • ,
  • occasion
  • ,
  • social occasion
  • ,
  • function
  • ,
  • social function

3. Reason

  • "There was no occasion for complaint"
    synonym:
  • occasion

4. The time of a particular event

  • "On the occasion of his 60th birthday"
    synonym:
  • occasion

5. An opportunity to do something

  • "There was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill"
    synonym:
  • occasion

verb

1. Give occasion to

    synonym:
  • occasion

Examples of using

I looked in my closet for something to wear, but couldn't find anything appropriate for the occasion.
We need to distinguish what a sentence could mean from what it actually does mean when used by one particular speaker on one particular occasion.
Don't be noisy on such an occasion.