Oc*cur"(?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Occurred(?); p. pr. & vb. n. Occurring (?).] [L. occurrere, occursum; ob (see Ob-) + currere to run. See Course.] 1. To meet; to clash. [Obs.]
The resistance of the bodies they occur with.Bentley.
2. To go in order to meet; to make reply.
I must occur to one specious objection.Bentley.
3. To meet one's eye; to be found or met with; to present itself; to appear.
In Scripture, though the word heir occur, yet there is no such thing as "heir" in our author's sense.Locke.
4. To happen; to take place; as, I will write if opportunity
5. To come to the mind; to arise in the mind; to suggest itself; to be presented to the imagination or memory; -- of an idea or thought; as, it never
occurred to me to call John to ask.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
There doth not occur to me any use of this experiment for profit.Bacon.
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