Definitions for happen

Definitions for (verb) happen

Main entry: come about, take place, go on, hap, happen, fall out, pass, pass off, occur

Definition: come to pass

Usage: What is happening?; The meeting took place off without an incidence; Nothing occurred that seemed important

Main entry: materialise, materialize, happen

Definition: come into being; become reality

Usage: Her dream really materialized

Main entry: happen, befall, bechance

Definition: happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance

Usage: It happens that today is my birthday; These things befell (Santayana)

Main entry: bump, chance, find, encounter, happen

Definition: come upon, as if by accident; meet with

Usage: 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

Main entry: happen

Definition: chance to be or do something, without intention or causation

Usage: I happen to have just what you need!

Visual thesaurus for happen