Definition of Happen

1. Verb. Come to pass. "Nothing occurred that seemed important"




2. Verb. Happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance. "These things befell"
Exact synonyms: Bechance, Befall
Generic synonyms: Come About, Fall Out, Go On, Hap, Occur, Pass, Pass Off, Take Place

3. Verb. Chance to be or do something, without intention or causation. "I happen to have just what you need!"
Related verbs: Bechance, Befall
Generic synonyms: Chance

4. Verb. Come into being; become reality. "Her dream really materialized"

5. Verb. Come upon, as if by accident; meet with. "They happen the money in the closet"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"
Exact synonyms: Bump, Chance, Encounter, Find
Derivative terms: Encounter, Find, Finder

Definition of Happen

1. v. i. To come by chance; to come without previous expectation; to fall out.

Definition of Happen

1. Verb. To occur or take place. ¹

2. Verb. To occur unexpectedly, by chance or with a low probability. ¹

3. Verb. (context: followed by (term on) or (term upon)) To encounter by chance. ¹

4. Adverb. (qualifier obsolete or dialect) maybe, perhaps. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Happen

1. to occur [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: occur

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Happen

haploscopic
haploscopic vision
haploses
haplosis
haplosporidian
haplostele
haplosteles
haplostelic
haplostemonous
haplotype
haplotyped
haplotypes
haplotyping
haply
happed
happen (current term)
happen'd
happen along
happen upon
happenchance
happenchances
happened
happener
happeners
happeneth
happening
happeningest
happenings
happens
happenstance

Literary usage of Happen

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1. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"... her sense and courage turned to its right use an event which threatened the worst that could happen, to me and to others, in Limmeridge House. ..."

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