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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Oc·cur v. i. [imp. & p. p. Occurred p. pr. & vb. n. Occurring ]
 1. To meet; to clash. [Obs.]
    The resistance of the bodies they occur with.   --Bentley.
 2. To go in order to meet; to make reply. [Obs.]
    I must occur to one specious objection.   --Bentley.
 3. To meet one's eye; to be found or met with; to present itself; to appear.
    In Scripture, though the word heir occur, yet there is no such thing as =\“heir” in our author's sense.\=   --Locke.
 4. To happen; to take place; as, I will write if opportunity occurs.
 5. To come to the mind; to arise in the mind; to suggest itself; to be presented to the imagination or memory; -- of an idea or thought; as, it never occurred to me to call John to ask.
    There doth not occur to me any use of this experiment for profit.   --Bacon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place
           off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed
           important" [syn: happen, hap, go on, pass off, pass,
            fall out, come about, take place]
      2: come to one's mind; suggest itself; "It occurred to me that
         we should hire another secretary"; "A great idea then came
         to her" [syn: come]
      3: to be found to exist; "sexism occurs in many workplaces";
         "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"
      [also: occurring, occurred]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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