What does HAPPEN mean?
Definitions for HAPPEN
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word HAPPEN.
happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placeverb
come to pass
"What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
happen, befall, bechanceverb
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!"
happen, materialize, materialiseverb
come into being; become reality
"Her dream really materialized"
find, happen, chance, bump, encounterverb
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"
To occur or take place.
Let me tell you how it happened.
To occur unexpectedly, by chance or with a low probability.
Take an umbrella in case it happens to rain.
To encounter by chance.
Etymology: From happenen
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from hap.
Bring forth your strong reasons, and shew us what shall happen. Is. xl. 22.
Say not I have sinned, and what harm hath happened unto me. Ecclus. v. 4.
If it so fall out that thou art miserable for ever, thou hast no reason to be surprized, as if some unexpected thing had happened to thee. John Tillotson, Sermons.
I have happened on some other accounts relating to mortalities. John Graunt, Bills of Mortality.
to come by chance; to come without previous expectation; to fall out
to take place; to occur
Etymology: [OE. happenen, hapnen. See Hap to happen.]
The creation of peace is happening as we speak all around the world.
Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'HAPPEN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1376
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'HAPPEN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #552
Rank popularity for the word 'HAPPEN' in Verbs Frequency: #64
The numerical value of HAPPEN in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of HAPPEN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of HAPPEN in a Sentence
Sometimes the kids are just so into it that it just comes out of them, i always am just surprised by the things that happen at the shows.
Currently our country hasn't achieved democracy, we worry that unnecessary things will happen due to the thangyat. So the authorities issued temporary restrictions.
It's very clear that she was trying to give all these protesters-slash-rioters a chance to blow off steam and then stop. It didn't happen.
So I was thinking, what would happen if we just stood there silently?
You didn't have the snap back you would have expected to reverse a move like yesterday's. People are still nervous about overseas and what might happen tonight. Nobody wants to sit around and see what happens, our fundamentals are not nearly as bad as those in China, so it would be logical to see us rally. But we're still beholden to events in China.
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Translations for HAPPEN
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- се случиBulgarian
- passar, ocórrer, succeirCatalan, Valencian
- indtræffe, ske, hændeDanish
- passieren, stattfinden, geschehenGerman
- τυγχάνω, διαδραματίζομαι, συμβαίνω, τυχαίνω, λαχαίνω, σημειώνομαιGreek
- suceder, pasar, ocurrirSpanish
- juhtuma, toimumaEstonian
- پیشامد کردنPersian
- käydä, sattua, tapahtuaFinnish
- se produire, se passer, advenir, arriverFrench
- tàrlaidh, tachair, turchairScottish Gaelic
- קָרָה, הָלַךְHebrew
- henda, verða, vilja til, bera viðIcelandic
- succedere, accadereItalian
- 起こる, 起るJapanese
- fio, intercido, accido, eo, contingo, evenio, fieri, cadoLatin
- atsitikti, vykti, įvyktiLithuanian
- foregå, inntreffe, skjeNorwegian
- dziać się, zaistnieć, zdarzyć się, wydarzyć się, stać sięPolish
- acontecer, sucederPortuguese
- întâmpla, petreceRomanian
- состояться, происходить, произойти, случаться, случитьсяRussian
- stať saSlovak
- zgodíti seSlovene
- hända, ske, inträffa, äga rumSwedish
- olmak, yer bulmak, meydana gelmekTurkish
- xảy đến, xảy raVietnamese
- si passer, ariver, sorviniWalloon
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