What does HAPPEN mean?

Definitions for HAPPEN
ˈhæp ənHAPPEN

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place(verb)

    come to pass

    "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

  2. happen, befall, bechance(verb)

    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)

  3. happen(verb)

    chance to be or do something, without intention or causation

    "I happen to have just what you need!"

  4. happen, materialize, materialise(verb)

    come into being; become reality

    "Her dream really materialized"

  5. find, happen, chance, bump, encounter(verb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. happen(Verb)

    To occur or take place.

    Let me tell you how it happened.

    Etymology: From happenen

  2. happen(Verb)

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

    Take an umbrella in case it happens to rain.

    Etymology: From happenen

  3. happen(Verb)

    To encounter by chance.

    Etymology: From happenen

  4. happen(Adverb)

    maybe, perhaps.

    Etymology: From happenen

Webster Dictionary

  1. Happen(verb)

    to come by chance; to come without previous expectation; to fall out

    Etymology: [OE. happenen, hapnen. See Hap to happen.]

  2. Happen(verb)

    to take place; to occur

    Etymology: [OE. happenen, hapnen. See Hap to happen.]

Editors Contribution

  1. happen

    To occur.

    The creation of peace is happening as we speak all around the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'HAPPEN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1376

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'HAPPEN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #552

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'HAPPEN' in Verbs Frequency: #64

How to pronounce HAPPEN?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say HAPPEN in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of HAPPEN in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of HAPPEN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of HAPPEN in a Sentence

  1. Claus Mose:

    Greece is taking all the headlines but I don't think anything will happen before the referendum...Like most people I am waiting for Sunday.

  2. Christian Noyer:

    Our rules oblige us to stop immediately at the point when there is no prospect of a political accord on a programme, or at the point when the Greek banking system crumbles - which would happen if it enters generalised default on all its debts.

  3. Ellen Page:

    If I was still closeted I wouldn’t be making this show, and let’s think about how much that limits people, or limits people of all minorities who are not given opportunities to create work, we do a job that’s about telling stories — obviously it’s becoming clear that we can’t just be telling stories about one group of people. People need to have opportunity; that’s what’s going to make the whole industry grow and blossom. As a person who’s involved with it and as a person who’s an audience member, I really hope that starts to happen.

  4. Lindsay Maxsted:

    The notion that any child has been hurt as a result of any failings by Westpac is deeply distressing and we are truly sorry. The board unreservedly apologizes, our Board, CEO, and management team are fully committed to fixing these issues and we are taking all steps necessary to urgently close any remaining gaps and fix our policies and procedures so that this can never happen again.

  5. Chief Warrant Officer Mike Durant:

    If Somalia doesn't happen, we aren't as ready for the war on terror, to me, that is the one silver lining to what happened. ... I truly believe it left us better prepared for the conflicts that we face today.

Images & Illustrations of HAPPEN

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