from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Now and then; from time to time.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. From time to time; now and then; once in a while; irregularly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In an occasional manner; on occasion; at times, as convenience requires or opportunity offers; not regularly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- From time to time, as occasion demands or opportunity offers; at irregular intervals; on occasion.
- Sometimes; at times.
- Casually; accidentally; at random; on some special occasion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. now and then or here and there
"Club Med" countries is a term occasionally used to refer to nations in southern Europe.
While creationists use the term occasionally, employing it merely to make their views sound more scientific, and to avoid a violation Edwards v Aguillard decision discrediting 'creation science', present day proponents approach it from a science perspective.
The longer he went on, the more lost I became in the murky waters of his diction, in the fog of my grammatical weaknesses, though all the while I nodded and repeated a word occasionally to make it seem as though his generosity was not falling, like pearls before swine, on the ears of unappreciative foreigners in a blue car with French license plates.
We may have to fly in occasionally from the US this spring and summer though.
He uses the term occasionally, and evidently, in this sense; more frequently it occurs in his narrative in connexion with the
The more concrete literary use seems to come from Germany: J.E. Crawford Fitch published in London a book on Angelus Silesius in 1932 which uses the term occasionally, and in 1933, the philosopher
He uses the term occasionally, and evidently, in this sense; more frequently it occurs in his narrative in connexion with the Buddhist relic worship; and at first I translated it by "shrine" and "shrine-house;" but I came to the conclusion, at last, to employ always the Indian name.
(Spirit typically will offer to put you on its next plane, but if that plane doesn't arrive for another day, and you need to leave that night, the response occasionally translates as, "Your problem, not ours.")
BUCOLICS (from the Gr. [Greek: boukolikos], "pertaining to a herdsman"), a term occasionally used for rural or pastoral poetry.
_ -- What is the meaning of "letters of horning," a term occasionally, though rarely, met with in documents drawn up by notaries?