What does happening mean?

Definitions for happening
ˈhæp ə nɪŋhap·pen·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventnoun

    an event that happens

GCIDE

  1. happeningnoun

    Specifically: An event that is particularly interesting, noteworthy, or important.

  2. happeningnoun

    An artistic or entertainment event that is unconventional, sometimes discontinuous, designed to evoke strong emotions, and sometimes involving participation by the audience.

Wiktionary

  1. happeningnoun

    Something that happens.

  2. happeningnoun

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

  3. happeningadjective

    Busy, lively; vibrant, dynamic; fashionable.

    This is a happening place tonight!

  4. happeningadjective

    Trendy, up-to-the-minute.

    He is a real happening guy.

Wikipedia

  1. Happening

    A happening is a performance, event, or situation art, usually as performance art. The term was first used by Allan Kaprow during the 1950s to describe a range of art-related events.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Happening

    of Happen

Freebase

  1. Happening

    A happening is a performance, event or situation meant to be considered art, usually as performance art. Happenings take place anywhere, and are often multi-disciplinary, with a nonlinear narrative and the active participation of the audience. Key elements of happenings are planned, but artists sometimes retain room for improvisation. This new media art aspect to happenings eliminates the boundary between the artwork and its viewer. Henceforth, the interactions between the audience and the artwork makes the audience, in a sense, part of the art. In the late 1960s, perhaps due to the depiction in films of hippie culture, the term was used much less specifically to mean any gathering of interest, from a pool hall meetup or a jamming of a few young people to a beer blast or fancy formal party.

Editors Contribution

  1. happening

    To exist.

    It was real and was happening.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'happening' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3101

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'happening' in Written Corpus Frequency: #921

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of happening in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of happening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of happening in a Sentence

  1. Calliope Holingue:

    This young adult group is encountering the pandemic at a very vulnerable life stage. It's the stage at which disorders such as anxiety disorders and depression are at one of their highest levels across the life course, so there is this sort of natural vulnerability there, at the same time that the pandemic is happening.

  2. Brantner Smith:

    We used to, if you were that kind of criminal, committing horrible violent felonies, at some point you would get a lengthy prison sentence, that’s not happening as much in a lot of cases.

  3. Valerie Montgomery Rice:

    It is time for us to take charge of what is happening in our communities and lead by example, the Morehouse School of Medicine was founded 47 years ago to do exactly this to take care of our community.

  4. Illyanna Valentina:

    It's strange and shocking, the fact that it's happening and I'm here, you really can't help but think ... how difficult life will be for the people in the UK who have either built lives there or either now feel sort of displaced.

  5. Bibek Debroy:

    I am going to provoke my hosts, but I am greatly disturbed by what is happening on the SDGs. Eight goals, 21 targets, I can understand. But 17 goals, 169 targets? We'll go nuts. Imagine the plight of the countries which will now have to collect data for these, if collecting that data at all is possible.

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