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 for Happening
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Happen \Hap"pen\ (h[a^]p"p'n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Happened
     (-p'nd); 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              There shall no evil happen to the just. --Prov. xii.
                                                    21.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To take place; to occur.
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              All these things which had happened.  --Luke xxiv.
                                                    14.
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     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.]
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  happening \happening\ n.
     1. something that happens; an occurrence; an event.
  
     Syn: occurrence, natural event.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. Specifically: An event that is particularly interesting,
        noteworthy, or important.
        [PJC]
  
     3. An artistic or entertainment event that is unconventional,
        sometimes discontinuous, designed to evoke strong
        emotions, and sometimes involving participation by the
        audience.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  happening
      n 1: an event that happens [syn: happening, occurrence,
           occurrent, natural event]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  147 Moby Thesaurus words for "happening":
     Grand Guignol, Passion play, Tom show, accident, accidental,
     accompanying, ado, adventure, afloat, afoot, antimasque,
     audience success, ballet, bomb, broadcast drama, burlesque show,
     casualty, chance, chance hit, charade, circumstance,
     circumstantial, cliff hanger, closet drama, comedy drama,
     contingency, contingent, critical success, current, daytime serial,
     dialogue, documentary drama, doing, drama, dramalogue,
     dramatic play, dramatic series, duodrama, duologue, epic theater,
     episode, event, eventuating, experience, experimental theater,
     extravaganza, fact, failure, flop, fluke, fortuity, freak accident,
     gasser, giveaway, go, going on, hap, happenstance, hazard, hit,
     hit show, improvisational drama, in hand, in the wind, incident,
     incidental, legitimate drama, long odds, long shot, lucky shot,
     masque, matter of fact, melodrama, minstrel show, miracle,
     miracle play, monodrama, monologue, morality, morality play,
     music drama, musical revue, mystery, mystery play, occasion,
     occasional, occurrence, occurring, on, on foot, ongoing, opera,
     pageant, panel show, pantomime, particular, passing, pastoral,
     pastoral drama, phenomenon, piece, play, playlet, prevailing,
     prevalent, problem play, psychodrama, quiz show, radio drama,
     reality, resultant, review, revue, sensational play, serial, show,
     sitcom, situation comedy, sketch, skit, soap, soap opera,
     sociodrama, spectacle, stage play, stage show, straight drama,
     success, suspense drama, tableau, tableau vivant, taking place,
     talk show, teleplay, television drama, television play,
     theater of cruelty, thing, total theater, turn of events,
     under way, variety show, vaudeville, vaudeville show, vehicle,
     word-of-mouth success, work
  
  

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