happening meaning

  • A happening is a performance, event or situation meant to be considered art, usually as performance art. Happenings occur anywhere and are often multi-disciplinary, with a nonlinear narrative and the active participation of the audience.
  • In the late 1960s, perhaps due to the depiction in films of hippie culture, the term was used much less specifically to mean any gathering of interest from a pool hall meetup or a jamming of a few young people to a beer blast or fancy formal party.
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    Definition of happening in English Dictionary

  • NounPLhappeningsSUF-ing
    1. Something that happens.
      1. A spontaneous or improvised event, especially one that involves audience participation.
      2. Verb
        1. present participle of happen.
          1. From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. [ …]   But viewed from high up in one of the growing number of skyscrapers in Sri Lanka’s capital, it is clear that something extraordinary is happening: China is creating a shipping hub just 200 miles from India’s southern tip.
      3. AdjectiveCOMmore happeningSUPmost happening
        1. SLA (of a place) Busy, lively; vibrant, dynamic; fashionable.
          1. This is a happening place tonight!
        2. SLA (of a person or product) Trendy, up-to-the-minute.
          1. He is a real happening guy.
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The geologic record registers a number of other things happening around the time of this superwave passage.
          • There's a lot of sportsing happening in Brazil this summer. ‎ [said of the 2014 FIFA World Cup]
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Because of its importance the director cinematised the happenings.
          • Because of its importance the director is cinematising the happenings.
          • Because of its importance the director cinematises the happenings.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
              • Verb forms
                • Gerunds
                  • Participles
                    • Present participles
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              5. en happening upon
              Source: Wiktionary

              Meaning of happening for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "happening" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
              Difficultness: Level 2
              Easy     ➨     Difficult
              Definiteness: Level 8
              Definite    ➨     Versatile