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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Happen  \Hap"pen\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Happened};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Happening}.]  [OE.  happenen,  hapnen.  See  {Hap}  to  happen.] 
  1.  To  come  by  chance;  to  come  without  previous  expectation; 
  to  fall  out 
 
  There  shall  no  evil  happen  to  the  just  --Prov.  xii. 
  21. 
 
  2.  To  take  place  to  occur. 
 
  All  these  things  which  had  happened.  --Luke  xxiv. 
  14. 
 
  {To  happen  on},  to  meet  with  to  fall  or  light  upon  ``I  have 
  happened  on  some  other  accounts.''  --Graunt. 
 
  {To  happen  in},  to  make  a  casual  call  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  happen 
  v  1:  come  to  pass;  occur:  "What  is  happening?";  "The  meeting  took 
  place  off  without  an  incidence";  "Nothing  occurred  that 
  seemed  important"  [syn:  {hap},  {go  on},  {pass  off},  {occur}, 
  {pass},  {come  about},  {take  place}] 
  2:  happen,  occur,  or  be  the  case  in  the  course  of  events  or  by 
  chance;  "It  happens  that  today  is  my  birthday";  "These 
  things  befell"  Santayana  [syn:  {befall},  {bechance}] 
  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 
  materialized"  [syn:  {materialize}]  [ant:  {dematerialize}] 
  5:  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"  [syn:  {find},  {chance},  {hit}, 
  {bump},  {encounter}] 




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