What does the word occasion mean?

Usage examples for occasion

  1. It was on this occasion that Mrs. Hibbert told me a very remarkable story. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  2. No, there is no occasion for that. – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  3. I need hardly say that such a shot is one of the most difficult the golfer will ever have occasion to attempt. – The Complete Golfer [1905] by Harry Vardon