Occasion

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Occasion->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ 1
=>{ant,135,}
timeliness
occasion
opportunity
opening
room
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ event
event
=>(eventuality)
???>151
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ suitable season
suitable season
proper season
suitable time
proper time
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ high time
high time
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ opportuneness
opportuneness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ tempestivity
tempestivity
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ crisis
crisis
turn
juncture
conjuncture
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ crisis
crisis
turning point
given time
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ nick of time
nick of time
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ golden opportunity
golden opportunity
well timed opportunity
fine opportunity
favorable opportunity
opening
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ clear stage
clear stage
fair field
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ mollia tempora
mollia tempora
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ fata Morgana
fata Morgana
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ spare time
spare time
&c.(leisure) 685
PARAG:Occasion->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ seize
seize
&c.(take) 789
an opportunity
use
&c. 677
an opportunity
give
&c. 784
an opportunity
use an occasion
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ improve the occasion
improve the occasion
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ suit the occasion
suit the occasion
&c.(be expedient) 646
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ seize the occasion
seize the occasion
strike while the iron is hot
battre le fer sur l'enclume
make hay while the sun shines
seize the present hour
take time by the forelock
prendre la balle au bond
PARAG:Occasion->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ opportune
opportune
timely
well-timed
timeful
seasonable
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ providential
providential
lucky
fortunate
happy
favorable
propitious
auspicious
critical
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ suitable
suitable
&c. 23
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ obiter dicta
obiter dicta
PARAG:Occasion->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ opportunely
opportunely
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ in proper course
in proper course
in due course
in proper season
in due season
in proper time
in due time
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ for the nonce
for the nonce
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ in the nick of time
in the nick of time
in the fullness of time
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ all in good time
all in good time
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ just in time
just in time
at the eleventh hour
now or never
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ by the way
by the way
by the by
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ en passant
en passant
a propos
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ pro re nata
pro re nata
pro hac vice
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ par parenthese
par parenthese
parenthetically
by way of parenthesis
incidentally
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ while speaking of
while speaking of
while on the subject
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ extempore
extempore
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ on the spur of the moment
on the spur of the moment
on the spur of the occasion
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ on the spot
on the spot
&c.(early) 132

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  • occasion — [ ɔkazjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1174; lat. occasio 1 ♦ Circonstance qui vient à propos, qui convient. Une occasion inespérée. C est « une belle occasion à saisir » (Martin du Gard). ⇒ aubaine, chance, fam. occase, opportunité. Loc. Saisir l occasion par les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • occasion — OCCASION. s. f. Rencontre, conjoncture de temps, de lieux, d affaires, propre pour quelque chose. L occasion presente. belle occasion. occasion favorable. occasion importante. prendre, embrasser l occasion. chercher l occasion. il faut fuir les… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • occasion — Occasion, f. acut. Occasio. Belle occasion, Lepida occasio. Occasion presentée, Ostentata occasio. L occasion se presenta, Facultas accidit. Soudaine occasion, Breuis occasio. L occasion s y offrant, Per occasionem. L occasion est preste, Occasio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • occasion — [ə kā′zhən, ōkā′zhən] n. [ME occasioun < OFr < L occasio, accidental opportunity, fit time < occasus, pp. of occidere, to fall < ob (see OB ) + cadere, to fall: see CASE1] 1. a favorable time or juncture; opportunity 2. a fact, event …   English World dictionary

  • Occasion — Oc*ca sion ([o^]k*k[=a] zh[u^]n), n. [F. occasion, L. occasio, fr. occidere, occasum, to fall down; ob (see {Ob }) + cadere to fall. See {Chance}, and cf. {Occident}.] 1. A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • occasion — ► NOUN 1) a particular event, or the time at which it takes place. 2) a suitable or opportune time. 3) a special event or celebration. 4) formal reason or justification: we have occasion to rejoice. ► VERB formal ▪ cause. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • occasion — [n1] chance break*, convenience, demand, excuse, incident, instant, moment, need, occurrence, opening, opportunity, possibility, season, shot*, show, time, use; concept 693 occasion [n2] reason, cause antecedent, basis, call, circumstance,… …   New thesaurus

  • Occasion — Oc*ca sion ([o^]k*k[=a] zh[u^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Occasioned} ([o^]k*k[=a] zh[u^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Occasioning}.] [Cf. F. occasionner.] To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety. South. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • occasion — When it means ‘reason, grounds’, the usual construction is with for + noun (or verbal noun) or with a to infinitive: • Yesterday was Schubert s birthday…suitable occasion for a Schubertiad Times, 1977. When the meaning is ‘opportunity’, it is… …   Modern English usage

  • Occasion — Occasion, lat. deutsch, Gelegenheit; O. alismus, die Ansicht des Descartes von der unmittelbaren Einwirkung Gottes auf den Menschen, um die Verbindung des Leibes und der Seele zu bewerkstelligen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • occasion — I noun advent, affair, chance, conjuncture, episode, event, experience, happening, incident, instance, juncture, moment, occasio, occurrence, opening, opportunity, point, situation, suitable time, tempus, time II verb breed, bring about, cause,… …   Law dictionary

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