1. [syn: happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event]
2. an instance of something occurring;
- Example: "a disease of frequent occurrence"
- Example: "the occurrence (or presence) of life on other planets"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Occurrence \Oc*cur"rence\, n. [Cf. F. occurrence. See Occur.]
1. A coming or happening; as, the occurrence of a railway
Voyages detain the mind by the perpetual occurrence
and expectation of something new. --I. Watts.
2. Any event or incident; esp., one which happens without
being designed or expected; as, an unusual occurrence, or
the ordinary occurrences of life.
All the occurrence of my fortune. --Shak.
Syn: See Event.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an event that happens [syn: happening, occurrence,
occurrent, natural event]
2: an instance of something occurring; "a disease of frequent
occurrence"; "the occurrence (or presence) of life on other
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
92 Moby Thesaurus words for "occurrence":
accessibility, actual presence, adventure, affair, apparition,
appearance, appearing, arising, availability, avatar, being,
being here, being there, chance, circumstance, coming,
coming into being, coming-forth, condition, conjuncture,
contingency, development, disclosure, emergence, emergency, ens,
entity, epiphany, episode, esse, essence, event, eventuality,
exigency, existence, experience, exposure, fact, forthcoming,
frequency, go, hap, happening, happenstance, hereness, immanence,
immediacy, incarnation, incidence, incident, indwellingness,
inherence, instance, issuance, juncture, life, likelihood,
manifestation, materiality, materialization, materializing, matter,
matter of fact, occasion, opening, particular, pass, phenomenon,
physical presence, presence, presentation, rate, reality,
realization, revelation, rise, rising, showing, showing forth,
situation, spiritual presence, state, subsistence, substantiality,
theophany, thereness, thing, turn of events, ubiety, unfolding,