Happening



[hap-uh-ning] /ˈhæp ə nɪŋ/

noun
1.
something that ; occurrence; event.
2.
an unconventional dramatic or artistically orchestrated performance, often a series of discontinuous events involving audience participation.
3.
any event considered worthwhile, unusual, or interesting.
[hap-uh n] /ˈhæp ən/
verb (used without object)
1.
to take place; come to pass; occur:
Something interesting is always happening in New York.
2.
to come to pass by chance; occur without apparent reason or design:
Don’t ask me what caused it—it just happened, that’s all.
3.
to have the fortune or lot (to do or be as specified); chance:
I happened to see him on the street.
4.
to befall, as to a person or thing:
Something dreadful has happened to me.
5.
to meet or discover by chance (usually followed by on or upon):
to happen on a clue to a mystery.
6.
to be, come, go, etc., casually or by chance:
My friend happened along.
7.
Slang. to be very exciting or interesting:
That party was happening!
/ˈhæpənɪŋ; ˈhæpnɪŋ/
noun
1.
an occurrence; event
2.
an improvised or spontaneous display or performance consisting of bizarre and haphazard events
adjective
3.
(informal) fashionable and up-to-the-minute
/ˈhæpən/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (of an event in time) to come about or take place; occur
2.
(intransitive) foll by to. (of some unforeseen circumstance or event, esp death), to fall to the lot (of); be a source of good or bad fortune (to): if anything happens to me, it’ll be your fault
3.
(transitive) to chance (to be or do something): I happen to know him
4.
(transitive; takes a clause as object) to be the case, esp if by chance, that: it happens that I know him
adverb, sentence substitute
5.
(Northern English, dialect)

n.

mid-15c., “chance, luck,” from present participle of happen; meaning “occurrence” is 1550s. Sense of “spontaneous event or display” is from 1959 in the argot of artists. Happenings “events” was noted by Fowler as a vogue word from c.1905.
v.

c.1300, “to come to pass, occur,” originally “occur by hap, to have the (good or bad) fortune (to do, be, etc.);” see hap (n.). Replaced Old English gelimpan, gesceon, and Middle English befall. In Middle English fel it hap meant “it happened.” Related: Happened; happening.

adjective

noun

An event: the concert was a happening (1980s+ Students)

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