Hap"pen (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Happened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Happening.] [OE. happenen, hapnen. See Hap to happen.]
To come by chance; to come without previous expectation; to fall out.
There shall no evil happen to the just.
Prov. xii. 21.
To take place; to occur.
All these things which had happened.
Luke xxiv. 14.
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.]
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