happened, past participle; happens, 3rd person singular present; happening, present participle; happened, past tense;
Take place; occur
the afternoon when the disturbance happened
Ensue as an effect or result of an action or event
this is what happens when the mechanism goes wrong
Chance to do something or come about
we just happened to meet Paul
there happens to be a clash of personalities
Come about by chance
it just so happened that she turned up that afternoon
Find or come across by chance
Mike played football as a boy and happened on cycling by accident
Used as a polite formula in questions
do you happen to know who her doctor is?
Be experienced by (someone); befall
the same thing happened to me
I don't care what happens to the money
come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance; "It happens that today is my birthday"; "These things befell" (Santayana)
chance to be or do something, without intention or causation; "I happen to have just what you need!"
come into being; become reality; "Her dream really materialized"
find: come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"
(happening) an event that happens
A happening is a performance, event or situation meant to be considered as an art, usually as performance art. ...
(The Happening (2008 film)) The Happening is an American thriller film written, co-produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan that follows a man and his family as they try to escape from an inexplicable natural disaster. ...
(The Happening (2008 soundtrack)) The Happening is the soundtrack of the film of the same name. It was released on June 3, 2008. This album is the sixth collaboration between composer James Newton Howard and Shyamalan. ...
To occur or take place; To occur unexpectedly, by chance or with a low probability; To encounter by chance
(happening) Something that happens; A spontaneous or improvised event, especially one that involves audience participation; this sense?) taking place; trendy, up-to-the-minute
Happening An event conceived by artists and performed by artists and others, usually unrehearsed and without a specific script or stage.
(HAPPENING) “Let’s check out the demonstration and see what’s happening.”
("The Happening") by The Pixies uses CB slang in the lines "I put it on the air I put it in the hammer lane".
(Happening) Loosely organized performance art that might include music, theater, dance, visual art, or audience participation.
(Happening) form of interdisciplinary theatrical intervention, developed by visual artists in the 1960s, mostly in non conventional places (art galleries or outside spaces). It usually demands the audience participation and tends to modify its perception of the environment. ...
(happens) which can make them lose as much or even more than they gained before
alimpan; befeallan; limpan; ge-limpan; ge-sælan
Perhaps. General Northern England dialect.
[ hápp'n ] (past and past participle hap·pened, present participle hap·pen·ing, 3rd person present singular hap·pens)