- Recur is defined as to return or happen again.
An example of recur is to have the same dream three nights in a row.
intransitive verbrecurred, recurring
- to have recourse (to)
- to return, as in thought, talk, or memory: recurring to an earlier question
- to occur again, as in talk or memory; come up again for consideration
- to happen or occur again, esp. after some lapse of time; appear at intervals
Origin of recurClassical Latin recurrere ; from re-, back + currere, to run: see course
intransitive verbre·curred, re·cur·ring, re·curs
- To happen or occur again or repeatedly: The pain recurred after eating.
- To return to one's attention or memory: The thought recurred to her late at night.
- To return in thought or discourse: He recurred to the subject right after dinner.
- Archaic To have recourse; resort: “When &ellipsis; direct taxes are not necessary, they will not be recurred to” (James Madison).
Origin of recurLatin recurrere : re-, re- + currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present recurs, present participle recurring, simple past and past participle recurred)
- (now rare) To have recourse (to) someone or something for assistance, support etc.
- (intransitive) To happen again.
- The theme of the prodigal son recurs later in the third act.
- (intransitive, computing) To recurse.
From Latin recurro (“run back”)