from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To happen to.
- intransitive v. To take place; befall. See Synonyms at happen.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To happen to.
- v. To happen; to take place; to bechance or befall.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To happen to; to befall; to come to .
- intransitive v. To come to pass; to happen; to occur.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To happen; befall; come to.
- To betoken; signify.
- To come to pass; happen.
- n. Hap; fortune.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. become of; happen to
Middle English bitiden : bi-, be- + tiden, to happen (from Old English tīdan; see tide2).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English be- + tide, from Old English tīdan (Wiktionary)