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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an event that happens [syn: happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 1551 1. something that happens ; occurrence 2. an event or series of events designed to evoke a spontaneous reaction to sensory, emotional, or spiritual stimuli 3. something (as an event) that is particularly interesting, entertaining, or important II. adjective Date: 1977 1. very fashionable ; in <a happening hairstyle> 2. offering much stimulating activity <a happening dance club>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 an event or occurrence. 2 an improvised or spontaneous theatrical etc. performance.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Happen Hap"pen, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Happened; p. pr. & vb. n. Happening.] [OE. happenen, hapnen. See Hap to happen.] 1. To come by chance; to come without previous expectation; to fall out. There shall no evil happen to the just. --Prov. xii. 21. 2. To take place; to occur. All these things which had happened. --Luke xxiv. 14. To happen on, to meet with; to fall or light upon. ``I have happened on some other accounts.'' --Graunt. To happen in, to make a casual call. [Colloq.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(happenings) Happenings are things that happen, often in a way that is unexpected or hard to explain. The Budapest office plans to hire freelance reporters to cover the latest happenings. N-COUNT: usu pl, usu with supp

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