Definition of happen


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • happen is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 13 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • happen is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 15 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of happen

  • come upon, as if by accident; meet with (verb)

    Examples

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

    Synonyms

    1. bump
    2. chance
    3. encounter
    4. find

  • come into being; become reality (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. materialise
    2. materialize

  • come to pass (verb)

    Examples

    1. What is happening?

    Synonyms

    1. come about
    2. fall out
    3. go on
    4. hap
    5. occur
    6. pass
    7. pass off
    8. take place

  • happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance (verb)

    Examples

    1. It happens that today is my birthday

    Synonyms

    1. bechance
    2. befall

  • chance to be or do something, without intention or causation (verb)

    Examples

    1. I happen to have just what you need!

See definition of happen in Merriam Webster