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. Peter Tuz:

    It is not unusual for stocks to weaken at the end of a week, the possibility of something weird happening over the weekend leads people to take money off the table as the week comes to a close.

  2. Barbara Corcoran:

    I don't think it is wise to wait, of course, if you can't find a house, you have to wait. But to make it part of your plan to wait until house prices come down, I don't envision that happening over the next few years, at least not for the next year.

  3. Paul Byrne:

    For Europa , it seems really, really hard to make any fractures or faults, and then once you look at Titan and Ganymede, these numbers are stupid high, really, nothings happening at all on those worlds.

  4. Vaile Wright:

    Preventing those things from happening, of course, is the goal because if you have a heart attack, that's putting you at risk for death.

  5. Tim Clark:

    What is happening over there? I would like a first-hand understanding on where they are going.

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