• (verb): To be found to exist.
    Example: "Sexism occurs in many workplaces"; "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on occur:

... It is said to occur particularly on the ring finger but can occur on any of the fingernails ... It can also occur in thyrotoxicosis and is thought to be due to sympathetic overactivity ...
Misconceptions About Tornadoes
... Finally, some people believe that tornadoes only occur in North America, do not occur in winter, are attracted to mobile home parks, or that some areas are protected ...
Bureau Of The Public Debt - Programs - Do Not Pay Business Center
... As a result of this streamlining improper payments will no longer occur or be avoided completely ... will be available to support a payment that should occur and will not be available to payments that should not occur ...
Emmet Gowin - Style and Aesthetics
... They occur only once ... The never occur for you in quite the same way that they occur for someone else, so that in the tiny differences between them you can reemploy a model or strategy ...
... Sometimes flypasts occur in special situations, to honour someone or to celebrate certain types of aircraft ... Often they occur in purely display contexts at airshows, but it is the flypasts linked with civic, ceremonial and national pride, that imprint themselves on a nation's memory ... In Commonwealth countries, notably Singapore, Canada and Australia, they occur on national days and occasionally on anniversaries ...

More definitions of "occur":

  • (verb): Come to one's mind; suggest itself.
    Synonyms: come

Famous quotes containing the word occur:

    Usually he has no thoughts—but as an exception to this rule sometimes nasty thoughts occur to him.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Some departure from the norm
    Will occur as time grows more open about it.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    The great epochs of our lives occur when we gain the courage to rechristen what is evil in us as what is best.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)