(intransitive) To occur or take place.
‘Let me tell you how it happened.’;
(rare) To happen again
To happen to; to befall.
To do or occur by chance or unexpectedly.
‘Take an umbrella in case it happens to rain.’; ‘Do you happen to have an umbrella?’; ‘I happened to get wet.’;
or upon}} To encounter by chance.
To come by chance; to come without previous expectation; to fall out.
‘There shall no evil happen to the just.’;
To take place; to occur.
‘All these things which had happened.’;
come to pass;
‘What is happening?’; ‘The meeting took place off without an incidence’; ‘Nothing occurred that seemed important’;
happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance;
‘It happens that today is my birthday’; ‘These things befell’;
chance to be or do something, without intention or causation;
‘I happen to have just what you need!’;
come into being; become reality;
‘Her dream really materialized’;
come upon, as if by accident; meet with;
‘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’;