1. Noun.  A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance. (defdate, from 14th c.) .
  2. Noun.  An occurrence or state of affairs which causes some event or reaction; a motive or reason. (defdate, from 14th c.) .
  3. Noun.  Something which causes something else; a cause. (defdate, from 14th c.) .
  4. Noun.  (obsolete) An occurrence or incident. (defdate, 14th-18th c.) .
  5. Noun.  A particular happening; an instance or time when something occurred. (defdate, from 15th c.) .
  6. Noun.  Need; requirement, necessity. (defdate, from 16th c.) .
  7. Noun.  A special event or function. (defdate, from 19th c.) .
  8. Verb.  (transitive) To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.

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