happened Definition

  • 1to take place, occur
  • 2to befall or come to one
  • 3to occur as a result of something

Using happened: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "happened" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    What happened to your car?

  • Example

    I don't know what happened.

  • Example

    It happened so fast that I couldn't react.

  • Example

    The accident happened at the intersection.

happened Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for happened

Phrases with happened

  • a phrase used to describe an event that occurred by chance or coincidence


    It just so happened that I was in the right place at the right time.

  • whatever happens

    a phrase used to express a willingness to accept any outcome or consequence


    I'm ready for whatever happens.

  • a phrase used to encourage someone to take action and achieve a goal


    We need to make it happen if we want to succeed.


Summary: happened in Brief

'Happened' [ˈhæpənd] means to take place or occur, and can also refer to something that befalls or comes to someone. It is often used to describe events that occur unexpectedly or as a result of something else. Common phrases include 'it just so happened,' 'whatever happens,' and 'make it happen.'