1. an event that occurs at a critical time
- it was needed only on special occasions
Similar word(s): juncture
2. a vaguely specified social event
- an occasion arranged to honor the president
Definition categories: event
- there was no occasion for complaint
4. the time of a particular event
- on the occasion of his 60th birthday
Definition categories: time
5. an opportunity to do something
- there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill
Sentences with occasion as a noun:
- At this point, she seized the occasion to make her own observation.
- I had no occasion to feel offended, however.
- I could think of two separate occasions when she had deliberately lied to me.
- I have no occasion for firearms.
- Having people round for dinner was always quite an occasion at our house.