Definition of 'happening'
Example sentences containing 'happening'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
We have already made changes and sought to remove the likelihood of something like that happening again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Is there is a way to stop this happening? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Are we trying to punish or are we trying to discourage something happening? Times, Sunday Times (2016)I need the council to guarantee it will stop this happening in future. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He also offers tutorials on staging street performances and happenings, including one designed to help hippies understand pavements. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I'm sure her nana naps will stop that happening. The Sun (2016)He said: 'In rehearsals there was that energy of something special happening. The Sun (2016)How can I stop this happening? Times, Sunday Times (2016)If your father sees this happening, I predict that he will feel less estranged from you and the rest of the family. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We must stop something like this happening again. Times, Sunday Times (2013)No one knew how to stop this happening. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You only dream of things like this happening. The Sun (2010)We can see all this happening in the manuscripts. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)All this good news and yet strange stuff kept happening that was causing me concern. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What are the chances of something like that happening? The Sun (2015)There is always something new and exciting happening. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We have made lasting changes to ensure against this happening again. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Is it possible to stop this decline happening? Times, Sunday Times (2015)We cannot have things like this happening. The Sun (2006)We can already see this happening in areas like food retailing and processing. The Global Marketplace (1993)We take it on trust that there is something marvellous happening. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They feel it is most ethical to avoid any chance of this happening again. The Sun (2015)Here are some tips to stop that happening. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The good man knew not what to say or think at such an odd thing happening. Fairy Tales (1812)It is hard to see that happening. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We had to expect something like that happening. The Sun (2009)Now he probably fears the same happening again. The Sun (2008)Here are five athletes who could stop that happening. Times, Sunday Times (2012)How do you stop that kind of thing happening? The Sun (2006)Do we now expect to see the same happening to golf? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Miles is uncritical and seems to think that outrageous performance art and happenings are justified because they make people think. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Expect strange happenings in a beautiful, eerie sandstone setting. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Strange happenings there make her wonder how much the others know about the money and make her realise that her life is at risk. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He was'playing about with happenings and performances which involved music and tape recordings '. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Trends of 'happening'
Very Common. happening is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'happening'
British English: happening NOUN
Happenings are things that happen, often in a way that is unexpected or hard to explain.
They plan to hire freelance reporters to cover the latest happenings.
Definition of happening from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.