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happening

 
Adjective happening has 1 sense
  1. happening - taking place; "the parade is still happening"
    Antonyms:
    off, cancelled (indirect, via on)
Noun happening has 1 sense
  1. happening, occurrence, natural event - an event that happens
    --1 is a kind of event
    --1 has particulars:
     accompaniment, concomitant, co-occurrence; avalanche; experience; trouble; treat; miracle; wonder, marvel; thing; episode; eventuality, contingency, contingence; beginning; ending, conclusion, finish; one-off; periodic event, recurrent event; change, alteration, modification; error, computer error; accident, fortuity, chance event; fire; incident; discharge; case, instance, example; movement, motion; failure; success; appearance; destiny, fate; disappearance; contact, impinging, striking; finish; interruption, break; sound; union; news event; flash; convergence; juncture, occasion; outburst, burst, flare-up; outbreak, eruption, irruption; reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye; boom, bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna from heaven, windfall, bunce; crash, collapse; supervention
    Derived form: verb happen1
Verb happen has 5 senses
  1. happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place - come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
    Derived form: noun happening1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    It ----s that CLAUSE
  2. happen, befall, bechance - 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)
    --2 is one way to happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. happen - chance to be or do something, without intention or causation; "I happen to have just what you need!"
    --3 is one way to
    chance
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
    It ----s that CLAUSE
  4. happen, materialize, materialise - come into being; become reality; "Her dream really materialized"
    --4 is one way to happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  5. find, happen, chance, bump, encounter - 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"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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