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Definition 1: an event that happens - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for happening in the sense of this definition

(happening is a kind of ...) something that happens at a given place and time

(... is a kind of happening ) some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity

"the telephone is an annoying interruption" "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"

(... is a kind of happening ) a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in

"the roof is in danger of collapse" "the collapse of the old star under its own gravity"

(... is a kind of happening ) designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)

"excitement grew as the finish neared" "my horse was several lengths behind at the finish" "the winner is the team with the most points at the finish"

(... is a kind of happening ) the physical coming together of two or more things

"contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"

(... is a kind of happening ) ceasing to exist

"he regretted the disappearance of Greek from school curricula" "what was responsible for the disappearance of the rainforest?" "the disappearance of resistance at very low temperatures"

(... is a kind of happening ) the event of passing out of sight

(... is a kind of happening ) an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future

(... is a kind of happening ) the event of coming into sight

(... is a kind of happening ) an event that accomplishes its intended purpose

"let's call heads a success and tails a failure" "the election was a remarkable success for the Whigs"

(... is a kind of happening ) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

(... is a kind of happening ) the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts

"lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"

(... is a kind of happening ) a newsworthy event

(... is a kind of happening ) a following on in addition

(... is a kind of happening ) a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)

(... is a kind of happening ) a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)

"the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"

(... is a kind of happening ) an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

(... is a kind of happening ) a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)

"the outbreak of hostilities"

(... is a kind of happening ) a sudden intense happening

"an outburst of heavy rain" "a burst of lightning"

(... is a kind of happening ) an event that occurs at a critical time

"at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave" "it was needed only on special occasions"

(... is a kind of happening ) the occurrence of two or more things coming together

(... is a kind of happening ) a sudden intense burst of radiant energy

(... is a kind of happening ) an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose

"the surprise party was a complete failure"

(... is a kind of happening ) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

(... is a kind of happening ) a possible event or occurrence or result

(... is a kind of happening ) a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events

(... is a kind of happening ) an event

"a funny thing happened on the way to the..."

(... is a kind of happening ) something that causes feelings of wonder

"the wonders of modern science"

(... is a kind of happening ) any amazing or wonderful occurrence

(... is a kind of happening ) an occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight

(... is a kind of happening ) an event causing distress or pain

"what is the trouble?" "heart trouble"

(... is a kind of happening ) an event as apprehended

"a surprising experience" "that painful experience certainly got our attention"

(... is a kind of happening ) a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things

"the program brought an avalanche of mail"

(... is a kind of happening ) the event consisting of the start of something

"the beginning of the war"

(... is a kind of happening ) event whose occurrence ends something

"his death marked the ending of an era" "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"

(... is a kind of happening ) an occurrence of something

"it was a case of bad judgment" "another instance occurred yesterday" "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"

(... is a kind of happening ) the sudden giving off of energy

(... is a kind of happening ) a single distinct event

(... is a kind of happening ) the event of something burning (often destructive)

"they lost everything in the fire"

(... is a kind of happening ) anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause

"winning the lottery was a happy accident" "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck" "it was due to an accident or fortuity"

(... is a kind of happening ) (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer

(... is a kind of happening ) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

(... is a kind of happening ) an event that recurs at intervals

(... is a kind of happening ) a happening that occurs only once and is not repeated

(... is a kind of happening ) an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another

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