Meaning of occur

oc•cur

Pronunciation: (u-kûr'), [key]
— -curred, -cur•ring.
  1. to happen; take place; come to pass: When did the accident occur?
  2. to be met with or found; present itself; appear.
  3. to suggest itself in thought; come to mind (usually fol. by to): An idea occurred to me.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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