Student Thesaurus

One entry found for occasion.
Entry Word: occasion
Function: noun
Text: 1 a particular point at which an event takes place <the occasion of our last meeting with our old friend was several years ago, unfortunately>
Synonyms moment, time
Related Words flash, instant, jiffy, minute, second, shake, split second, trice, twinkle, wink; while
2 a favorable combination of circumstances, time, and place <the substitute violinist rose to the occasion and performed the piece beautifully> -- see OPPORTUNITY
3 someone or something responsible for a result <your graduation will be an occasion for celebration> -- see CAUSE 1
4 something that happens <weddings are generally happy occasions> -- see EVENT 1