Definitions for happen
Here are all the possible meanings 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
It's called choices and consequences, good choices, good things happen. Bad choices, bad things happen.
The current government will play hardball... I do not think any new approvals for China proposals will happen in a hurry.
I believe this chemical attack took place, I believe my red line was crossed, the tone was very direct, the two presidents were under no illusion about what was going to happen.
We lived our life in for two years to prevent her from getting COVID, finally went for the vax, and the one thing that we didn’t want to happen happened, it wasn’t enough time for her body to build antibodies. She did end up getting COVID.
Certainly, I think the president does want this total absolute exoneration, in all caps, to happen, ASAP. And I think that perhaps, Mitch McConnell or four Republican senators would join with Democrats to call for a fair process.
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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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