Fish occur in most waters.
An idea occurred to him.
The idea never occurred to me.
An example of occur is when a car crash happens at 2:00.
An example of occur is to find a shark in a specific area of the ocean.
Copper deposits occur in the region.
Origin of occur
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Originally "meet, meet in argument", from Middle French occurrer, from Latin occurrÅ (“run to meet, run against, befall, present itself") from prefix ob- (“against") + verb currÅ (“run, hurry, move").