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Noun: happening  ha-pu-ning
  1. An event that happens
    - occurrence, occurrent, natural event
Adjective: happening  ha-pu-ning
Usage: informal
  1. Popular and considered appealing or fashionable at the time
    - fashionable, in fashion, trendy [informal], sexy [informal]
Verb: happen  ha-pun
  1. (of an event) come to pass (in time, so that it is real and actual at some time)
    "What is happening?";
    - hap [archaic], go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
  2. Occur or be the case in the course of events or by chance
    "It happens that today is my birthday";
    - befall, bechance [archaic]
  3. Chance to be or do something, without intention or causation
    "I happen to have just what you need!"
  4. Come into being; become reality
    "Her dream really happened";
    - materialize, materialise [Brit]
  5. Come upon, as if by accident; meet with
    "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here";
    - find, chance, bump, encounter

Derived forms: happenings

See also: big, popular

Type of: event

Encyclopedia: Happening