[ə'keɪʒ(ə)n] or [ə'keʒn]
(noun.) reason; 'there was no occasion for complaint'.
(noun.) an opportunity to do something; 'there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill'.
(noun.) the time of a particular event; 'on the occasion of his 60th birthday'.
(verb.) give occasion to.
(n.) A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or happens; occurrence; incident.
(n.) A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance; convenience.
(n.) An occurrence or condition of affairs which brings with it some unlooked-for event; that which incidentally brings to pass an event, without being its efficient cause or sufficient reason; accidental or incidental cause.
(n.) Need; exigency; requirement; necessity; as, I have no occasion for firearms.
(n.) A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion.
(v. t.) To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.
n. . Occurrence, incident, casualty, event.. Opportunity, juncture, conjuncture, opening, room, suitable time, favorable time, nick of time, golden opportunity.. Necessity, need, exigency.. Cause (accidental), ground, reason.
v. a. . Cause, produce, originate, breed, create, bring about, give rise to, give occasion to, bring to pass, be the cause of.. Induce, influence, persuade, move.
SYN:Cause, make, create,[See PRODUCE_and_CREATE]
SYN:Conjuncture, opportunity, occurrence, cause, need, event, reason, necessity,opening, ground
ANT:Untimeliness, unseasonableness, frustration
n. a case of something happening: a special time or season: a chance of bringing about something desired: an event which although not the cause determines the time at which another happens: a reason or excuse: opportunity: requirement business: a special ceremony.—v.t. to cause indirectly: to influence.—adj. Occā′sional falling in the way or happening: occurring only at times: resulting from accident: produced on some special event.—ns. Occā′sionalism the philosophical system of the Cartesian school for explaining the action of mind upon matter or the combined action of both by the direct intervention of God who on the occasion of certain modifications in our minds excites the corresponding movements of body and on the occasion of certain changes in our body awakens the corresponding feelings in the mind; Occā′sionalist; Occasional′ity.—adv. Occā′sionally.—n. Occā′sioner.—On occasion in case of need: as opportunity offers from time to time; Take occasion to take advantage of an opportunity.
- The ice, you see, was broken between us--and I thought I would take care, on the next occasion, that Mr. Betteredge was out of the way. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- He had arranged to stop at Frizinghall that night, having occasion to consult his father on business. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- He's good enough for the occasion: when the people have made up their mind as they are making it up now, they don't want a man--they only want a vote. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- You must therefore allow me to follow the dictates of my conscience on this occasion, which leads me to perform what I look on as a point of duty. 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- For your sake, turning to Charlotte, I am glad of it; but otherwise I see no occasion for entailing estates from the female line. 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- The van der Luydens had done their best to emphasise the importance of the occasion. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- The pleasanter face which had replaced his, on the occasion of my last visit, answered to our summons, and went before us to the drawing-room. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- An undue love of Self leads to the most monstrous crimes and occasions the greatest misfortunes both in States and Families. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- On such occasions an interesting opportunity is offered to study Edison in his intense and constructive moods. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- As the idea of citizenship failed and faded before the new occasions, there remained no inner, that is to say no real, unity in the system at all. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Perhaps the skeleton in the cupboard comes out to be talked to, on such domestic occasions? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- His employment may, upon most occasions, be as constant as he pleases. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- I could not see how human beings could enjoy the sufferings of beasts, and often of men, as they seemed to do on these occasions. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Almost all states, however, ancient as well as modern, when reduced to this necessity, have, upon some occasions, played this very juggling trick. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- The 'young gal' likewise occasioned me some uneasiness: not so much by neglecting to wash the plates, as by breaking them. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- I thought it best to hint, through the medium of a meditative look, that this might be occasioned by circumstances over which I had no control. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- Almost every class of artificers is subject to some peculiar infirmity occasioned by excessive application to their peculiar species of work. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- The poorness of the pasture had, in his opinion, occasioned the degradation of their cattle, which degenerated sensibly from me generation to another. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- His warning voice was unheard, for the din which the knight himself occasioned by his strokes upon the postern would have drowned twenty war-trumpets. 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- This business afterward occasioned me a good deal of uneasiness. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- This was not so very easy a question to answer, and occasioned an Oh! 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- Mrs. Bagnet hurried us into a more secluded place and was at first too breathless to proceed, occasioning Mr. Bagnet to say, Old girl! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- I said nothing: I was afraid of occasioning some shock by declaring my identity. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- She was constantly complaining of the cold, and of its occasioning a visitation in her back which she called 'the creeps'. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- The adult uses his powers to transform his environment, thereby occasioning new stimuli which redirect his powers and keep them developing. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.