Definition of Happening

1. Noun. An event that happens.




Definition of Happening

1. Verb. (present participle of happen) ¹

2. Adjective. (context: slang of a place) Busy, lively; vibrant, dynamic; fashionable. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: slang of a person or product) Trendy, up-to-the-minute. ¹

4. Noun. Something that happens. ¹

5. Noun. A spontaneous or improvised event, especially one that involves audience participation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Happening

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Happening

haplotyped
haplotypes
haplotyping
haply
happed
happen
happen'd
happen along
happen upon
happenchance
happenchances
happened
happener
happeners
happeneth
happening (current term)
happeningest
happenings
happens
happenstance
happenstances
happenstantially
happi
happie
happied
happier
happies
happiest
happified
happifies

Literary usage of Happening

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1861)
"Fate always gives Folly abundance of rope, Which seems to be happening just now with the POPE. If people won't see, they are justly consigned To the doom of ..."

2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1860)
"Without a departure from the plain meaning of the words of the act. I cannot extend it to a fire happening on shore. ..."

3. Cyclopedia of the Law of Private Corporations by William Meade Fletcher (1919)
"Property which has vested in others on happening of contingency. No property or right of a corporation can pass to another corporation succeeding to its ..."

4. Hunger by Knut Hamsun (1921)
"I said; " there can be no talk of such a thing happening again; I am saved now. . . ." But she was much dispirited, " The Lord preserve me! ..."

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