happening


1happening

noun

: an event or occurrence

Full Definition of HAPPENING

1
:  something that happens :  occurrence
2
:  an event or series of events designed to evoke a spontaneous reaction to sensory, emotional, or spiritual stimuli
3
:  something (as an event) that is particularly interesting, entertaining, or important

Examples of HAPPENING

  1. <the President's visit to the school was a real happening for teachers and students alike>
  2. <gave a detailed account of all the happenings of the weekend>

First Known Use of HAPPENING

1551

2happening

adjective

: fashionable or popular

Full Definition of HAPPENING

1
:  very fashionable :  in <a happening hairstyle>
2
:  offering much stimulating activity <a happening dance club>

Examples of HAPPENING

  1. This is quite a happening town on the weekends.
  2. <those are some happening duds, man>

First Known Use of HAPPENING

1977

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