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Another word for occasion

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Noun
  1. Something that happens

      1. Possessions, including clothing; belongings:
      2. (Informal) A complex, often neurotic liking, fear, aversion, etc. with regard to some person, thing, or activity
      3. A turn of events; a circumstance:
      1. Something that occurs; event; incident
      2. Something that takes place; an event or incident:
      3. Actual instance where a situation arises.
      1. An occurrence that interrupts normal procedure or functioning; a mishap:
      2. An event in a narrative or drama.
      3. Something that happens as a result of or in connection with something more important; minor event or episode, specif. one in a novel, play, etc.
      1. Something that takes place; an event or incident.
      2. Any event regarded as important, entertaining, newsworthy, etc.
      3. A spontaneous or improvised event, especially one that involves audience participation.
      1. Any organized activity, celebration, etc. for members of the general public or a particular group
      2. Something that takes place, especially a significant occurrence.
      3. (Physics) A phenomenon or occurrence located at a single point in space-time, regarded as the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory.
      1. Conditions surrounding and affecting a person, esp. financial conditions
      2. Any happening or fact; event
      3. A fact or event accompanying another, either incidentally or as an essential condition or determining factor
    See also:

    happen

  2. The general point at which an event occurs

      1. Indefinite, unlimited duration in which things are considered as happening in the past, present, or future; every moment there has ever been or ever will be
      2. A precise instant, second, minute, hour, day, week, month, or year, determined by clock or calendar; specif., the present instant, determined by clock
      3. (Music) The meter of a musical pattern:
    See also:

    time

  3. Something significant that happens

      1. Possessions, including clothing; belongings:
      2. (Informal) A complex, often neurotic liking, fear, aversion, etc. with regard to some person, thing, or activity
      3. A turn of events; a circumstance:
      1. The act or fact of occurring
      2. Something that takes place; an event or incident:
      3. Actual instance where a situation arises.
      1. Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by means of newspapers, websites, radio, television, and other forms of media.
      2. A presentation of such information, as in a newspaper or on a newscast:
      3. Any person or thing thought to merit special attention in such reports
      1. An occurrence that interrupts normal procedure or functioning; a mishap:
      2. An event in a narrative or drama.
      3. Something that happens as a result of or in connection with something more important; minor event or episode, specif. one in a novel, play, etc.
      1. Something that takes place; an event or incident.
      2. Any event regarded as important, entertaining, newsworthy, etc.
      3. An improvised, often spontaneous spectacle or performance, especially one involving audience participation.
      1. Any organized activity, celebration, etc. for members of the general public or a particular group
      2. Something that takes place, especially a significant occurrence.
      3. (Physics) A phenomenon or occurrence located at a single point in space-time, regarded as the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory.
      1. The part of an ancient Greek tragedy between two choric songs: it corresponds to an act
      2. One of a series of events in the course of a narrative or drama.
      3. In a novel, narrative poem, etc., a portion of the story considered as a unit
      1. A significant event, occurrence, or change.
      2. An event or happening
      3. A significant event, occurrence, or change:
      1. Conditions surrounding and affecting a person, esp. financial conditions
      2. Any happening or fact; event
      3. A fact or event accompanying another, either incidentally or as an essential condition or determining factor
    See also:

    happen

  4. A favorable or advantageous combination of circumstances

      1. Any attempt or try
      2. One who shoots in a particular way:
      3. A chance at odds; something to bet on:
      1. A good chance or occasion, as to advance oneself
      2. A combination of circumstances favorable for the purpose; fit time
      3. A chance for progress or advancement, as in a career.
      1. An unfilled position or office for which a person is wanted
      2. An unfilled job or position; a vacancy.
      3. A favorable chance or occasion; opportunity
      1. A force assumed to cause events that cannot be foreseen or controlled; luck:
      2. (Baseball) An opportunity to field a ball on which a fielder is credited with a putout or assist, or is charged with an error
      3. A favorable set of circumstances; an opportunity:
      1. The opening shot in a game of pocket billiards, in which the cue ball must come into contact with at least one ball in the rack; often, a shot that scatters the racked balls
      2. An often sudden piece of luck, especially good luck:
      3. The result of breaking, as a crack, separation, or opening:
    See also:

    luck

  5. That which produces an effect

      1. Anything producing an effect or result
      2. The producer of an effect, result, or consequence.
      3. A basis for an action or response; a reason:
      1. One that precedes another.
      2. (Grammar) The word, phrase, or clause that determines what a pronoun refers to, as the children in The teacher asked the children where they were going.
      3. A preceding occurrence, cause, or event.
    See also:

    start

  6. That which provides a reason or justification

      1. The reason, cause, motive, purpose, etc.
      2. A difficult problem or question.
      3. The cause or intention underlying a given action or situation:
      1. A purpose or cause:
      2. The reason; cause
      1. The ability to think, form judgments, draw conclusions, etc.
      2. A cause or motive
      3. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
      1. The compulsion or constraint of man-made circumstances, habit, custom, law, etc.; logical or moral conditions making certain actions inevitable or obligatory
      2. Something necessary:
      3. Something that cannot be done without; necessary thing
      1. The condition or fact of being justified.
      2. Something, such as a fact or circumstance, that justifies:
      3. A reason, explanation, or excuse which provides convincing, morally acceptable support for behavior or for a belief or occurrence.
      1. Any particular area of reference, discussion, work, etc.; topic; subject
      2. An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle:
      3. The logical basis of a conclusion, action, etc.; valid reason, motive, or cause
      1. A person or thing acting voluntarily or involuntarily as the agent that brings about an effect or result
      2. A basis for an action or response; a reason:
      3. A reason, motive, or ground for some action, feeling, etc.; esp., sufficient reason
      1. An inner urging toward a certain action or profession, esp. a religious vocation regarded as divinely inspired
      2. A sound or an instrument made to imitate such a cry, used as a lure:
      3. The strong attraction or appeal of a given activity or environment:
  7. A large or important social gathering

      1. (Informal) A heavy, crushing blow.
      2. (Informal) A violent blow
      3. (Slang) A celebration; a party.
      1. (Colloquial) A party, celebration, social function.
      2. (Informal) An entertainment; a party:
      3. (Chiefly Brit., Informal) A party or social event
      1. A party or gathering in the evening
      1. A gathering for social entertainment, or the entertainment itself, often of a specific nature
      2. A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity:
      3. A group of soldiers selected for a duty or mission:
      1. A festive occasion; festival; celebration
      2. A festive occasion, especially a lavish social event or entertainment.
      3. (Countable) A showy and festive party.
      1. (Math.) An association between two sets in which each element of one set has one assigned element in the other set: any selected element becomes the independent variable and its associated element is the dependent variable
      2. Something closely related to another thing and dependent on it for its existence, value, or significance:
      3. A special duty or performance required in the course of work or activity
      1. A festival; entertainment; esp., a gala entertainment held outdoors
      2. An elaborate, often outdoor entertainment.
      3. An elaborate party.
      1. A joyous feast, holiday, or celebration; a festival.
      2. The joy and merriment of a festival or celebration.
      3. Merrymaking; gaiety; joyful celebration
      1. That which is done to celebrate
      2. The act or an instance of celebrating
      1. Personal business:
      2. Something done or experienced; a matter or event:
      3. A sexual relationship between two people, especially when at least one of them is married or in another committed romantic relationship.
Verb
  1. To be the cause of

  2. To be a proper or sufficient occasion for

    See also:

    right

Another word for occasion

Noun
  1. An event

      1. Any event regarded as important, entertaining, newsworthy, etc.
      2. Something that happens; occurrence; incident; event
      3. An improvised, often spontaneous spectacle or performance, especially one involving audience participation.
      1. An event in a narrative or drama.
      2. Something that happens as a result of or in connection with something more important; minor event or episode, specif. one in a novel, play, etc.
      3. An occurrence that interrupts normal procedure or functioning; a mishap:
      1. Actual instance where a situation arises.
      2. The act or fact of occurring
      3. The action, fact, or instance of occurring:
    See also:

    event

  2. An opportunity

      1. An unfilled job or position; a vacancy.
      2. A gap, breach, or aperture:
      3. A favorable chance or occasion; opportunity
      1. Something that excuses; extenuating or justifying factor
      2. (Informal) An inferior example:
      3. A pretended reason for conduct; pretext
      1. (Baseball) An opportunity to field a ball on which a fielder is credited with a putout or assist, or is charged with an error
      2. A force assumed to cause events that cannot be foreseen or controlled; luck:
      3. A favorable set of circumstances; an opportunity:
  3. A time

      1. One of the four natural divisions of the year, spring, summer, fall, and winter, in the North and South Temperate zones. Each season, beginning astronomically at an equinox or solstice, is characterized by specific meteorological or climatic conditions.
      2. A suitable, natural, or convenient time:
      3. A recurrent period characterized by certain occurrences, occupations, festivities, or crops:
      1. The current month:
      2. A particular moment
      3. A particular or precise time:
      1. (Statistics) The expected value of a positive integer power of a random variable. The first moment of a random variable is the mean of its probability distribution.
      2. A definite point in time or in a series of events
      3. An occasion affording an opportunity:
    See also:

    time

  4. An (immediate) cause

Verb
  1. See also:

    cause