(verb, adverb)


1. (obsolete or dialect) maybe, perhaps.


1. come to pass

- What is happening?

Similar word(s): hap, occur, pass

Definition categories: change

2. happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance

- It happens that today is my birthday

Similar word(s): bechance, befall

Definition categories: change, hap, happen, occur, pass

3. chance to be or do something, without intention or causation

- I happen to have just what you need!

Definition categories: social, chance

4. come into being; become reality

Similar word(s): materialise, materialize

Definition categories: change, hap, happen, occur, pass

5. come upon, as if by accident; meet with

- I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here

Similar word(s): bump, chance, encounter, find

Definition categories: possession

Sentences with happen as a verb:

- Let me tell you how it happened.

- Take an umbrella in case it happens to rain.

- Do you happen to have an umbrella?