HyperDic: occasion

English > 6 senses of the word occasion:
NOUNeventoccasion, juncturean event that occurs at a critical time
eventoccasion, affair, social occasion, function, social functiona vaguely specified social event
motiveoccasionreason
timeoccasionthe time of a particular event
stateoccasionan opportunity to do something
VERBcreationoccasiongive occasion to
occasion > pronunciation
Soundsahkey'zhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > occasion: 6 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn event that occurs at a critical time.
Example "it was needed only on special occasions"
Synonymjuncture
Narrowerclimax, flood tideThe highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding
conjunctureA critical combination of events or circumstances
crisisA crucial stage / stage or turning point in the course of something
landmark, turning point, watershedAn event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend
milestoneA significant event in your life (or in a project)
pass, head, straitsA difficult juncture
reality checkAn occasion on which one is reminded of the nature of things in the real world
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishcoyuntura
English > occasion: 6 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA vaguely specified social event.
Example "an occasion arranged to honor the president"
Synonymsaffair, social occasion, function, social function
Narrowercelebration, jubilationA joyful / joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observanceA formal event performed on a special occasion
fundraiserA social function that is held for the purpose of raising money
partyAn occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment
photo opportunity, photo opAn occasion that lends itself to (or is deliberately arranged for) taking photographs that provide favorable publicity for those who are photographed
sleepoverAn occasion of spending a night away from home or having a guest spend the night in your home (especially as a party for children)
Broadersocial eventAn event characteristic of persons forming groups
Spanishacontecimiento, acto, acto social, función, ocasión, suceso
Catalanacte, acte social, esdeveniment, ocasió, succés
English > occasion: 6 senses > noun 3, motive
Meaningreason.
Example"there was no occasion for complaint"
Broaderreason, groundA rational motive for a belief or action
Spanishcausa, motivo, ocasión, razón
Catalancausa, motiu, raó
Verbsoccasiongive occasion to
English > occasion: 6 senses > noun 4, time
MeaningThe time of a particular event.
Example"on the occasion of his 60th birthday"
NarrowermealAny of the occasions for eating food that occur by custom / custom or habit at more or less fixed times
BroadertimeA suitable moment
Verbsoccasiongive occasion to
English > occasion: 6 senses > noun 5, state
MeaningAn opportunity to do something.
Example"there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill"
Narrowersale, cut-rate sale, sales eventAn occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices
Broaderopportunity, chanceA possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
Spanishocasión, oportunidad
Catalanocasió, oportunitat
Verbsoccasiongive occasion to
English > occasion: 6 senses > verb 1, creation
MeaningGive occasion to.
PatternSomething ----s something
NarrowerinspireSupply the inspiration for
Broadercause, do, makegive rise to
Spanishocasionar
Nounsoccasionreason
occasionan opportunity to do something
occasionthe time of a particular event

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