What does happening mean?

Definitions for happening
ˈhæp ə nɪŋhap·pen·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word happening.

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

How to pronounce happening?

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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. Gitesh Pandya:

    They (Sony) got $1 million in sales, that's a nice bit of gravy... knowing the main release isn't happening the way it should be.

  2. Philip Eure:

    We don't have a larger picture of what's happening in these force encounters. This is a small window, but it's incomplete by virtue of NYPD not requiring (adequate reporting).

  3. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bewkes:

    It's critical that we push on the accelerator because every day it becomes clearer that the trends we anticipated are happening.

  4. Kevin Yam:

    At this point I would say it is a steady trickle rather than stampede but is most definitely happening.

  5. Michael Grudi?:

    Jets disrupt the inflow of gas toward the star, they essentially blow away gas that would have ended up in the star and increased its mass. People have suspected this might be happening, but, by simulating the entire system, we have a robust understanding of how it works.

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