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Definitions of happen

  1. To ehance; to take place. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To come by chance; to come without previous expectation; to fall out. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To take place; to occur. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To come by chance, occur; take place; come to pass. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To come to pass; occur by chance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To occur or exist by chance; befall; come to pass. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. chance to be or do something, without intention or causation; "I happen to have just what you need!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. come into being; become reality; "Her dream really materialized" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To come by chance; to fall out; to be fall. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for happen

  1. If I don't see you, I won't answer for what may happen – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  2. Didn't I tell you something was going to happen – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
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