What does happenstance mean?

Definitions for happenstanceˈhæp ənˌstæns

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. coincidence, happenstance(noun)

    an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental


  1. happenstance(Noun)

    A chance or random event or circumstance.

  2. happenstance(Noun)

    The chance or random quality of an event or circumstance.

    by happenstance


  1. Happenstance

    Happenstance was the first full-length album by Rachael Yamagata. It was released on RCA Victor on June 8, 2004 in the U.S., and May 16, 2005 in the UK. Three months after its release in the United States, on September 8, 2004, a limited edition including two bonus tracks was released in Japan. As of August 17, 2007 the album had sold 143,000 copies. The album was produced by John Alagia, at Compass Point Studios except for the songs "Paper Doll", and "Collide".


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of happenstance in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of happenstance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rod Hughes:

    I know of only one true failure never having tried to grow as a person. All else is simply happenstance.

  2. Justin Timberlake:

    Sadly, there are millions of kids who will never experience that movie magic. They are refugees who just by geographical happenstance are missing out on what we all take for granted, the ability to laugh, cry, be inspired and escape through the images projected on a screen.

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