Definition - occasion

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occasion
  1. the time of a particular event; "on the occasion of his 60th birthday"
  2. give occasion to
  3. an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions"
  4. a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"
  5. reason; "there was no occasion for complaint"
  6. an opportunity to do something; "there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill"