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occasional - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'occasional' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Occasional [ a.]
- Of or pertaining to an occasion or to occasions; occuring at times, but not constant, regular, or systematic; made or happening as opportunity requires or admits; casual; incidental; as, occasional remarks, or efforts.
- Produced by accident; as, the occasional origin of a thing.

Meaning of 'occasional' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . occasional [ s]
Meaning (1):
- occurring on a temporary or irregular basis
Example in sentence:
  • a casual correspondence with a former teacher;
  • an occasional worker;
  • casual employment
Meaning (2):
- occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals
Example in sentence:
  • episodic in his affections;
  • occasional headaches
Meaning (3):
- recurring or reappearing from time to time
Example in sentence:
  • periodic feelings of anxiety
Meaning (4):
- occurring from time to time
Example in sentence:
  • took an occasional glass of wine