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Hap definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HAP, n. [L. capio.]
1. That which comes suddenly or unexpectedly; chance; fortune; accident; casual event. [See Chance and Casual.]
Whether art it was or heedless hap.
Curs'd by good haps,and curs'd be they that build
Their hopes on haps.
2. Misfortune. [But this word is obsolete or obsolescent, except in compounds and derivatives.]
HAP, v.i. To happen; to befall; to come by chance.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: an accidental happening; "he recorded all the little haps and mishaps of his life" v
1: come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important" [syn: happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse happ good luck; akin to Old English gehŠp suitable, Old Church Slavic kob? lot, fate Date: 13th century 1. happening 1 2. chance, fortune II. intransitive verb (happed; happing) Date: 14th century happen III. transitive verb (happed; happing) Etymology: Middle English happen Date: 14th century dialect clothe, cover IV. noun Date: 1724 dialect something (as a bed quilt or cloak) that serves as a covering or wrap

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. archaic --n. 1 chance, luck. 2 a chance occurrence. --v.intr. (happed, happing) 1 come about by chance. 2 (foll. by to + infin.) happen to. Etymology: ME f. ON happ

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hap Hap, v. t. [OE. happen.] To clothe; to wrap. The surgeon happed her up carefully. --Dr. J. Brown.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hap Hap, n. [Cf. Hap to clothe.] A cloak or plaid. [O. Eng. & Scot.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hap Hap, n. [Icel. happ unexpected good luck. [root]39.] That which happens or comes suddenly or unexpectedly; also, the manner of occurrence or taking place; chance; fortune; accident; casual event; fate; luck; lot. --Chaucer. Whether art it was or heedless hap. --Spenser. Cursed be good haps, and cursed be they that build Their hopes on haps. --Sir P. Sidney. Loving goes by haps: Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hap Hap, v. i. [OE. happen. See Hap chance, and cf. Happen.] To happen; to befall; to chance. --Chaucer. Sends word of all that haps in Tyre. --Shak.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Chance, fortune, accident, haphazard, luck, casual event.

Moby Thesaurus

accident, accidentality, actuarial calculation, adventitiousness, adventure, be found, be met with, be realized, bechance, befall, betide, break, bundle up, casualness, casualty, chance, chance hit, circumstance, come, come about, come along, come down, come off, come to pass, come true, contingency, contingent, destiny, develop, episode, event, eventuate, experience, fact, fall, fate, fluke, flukiness, fortuitousness, fortuity, fortune, freak accident, gamble, go, go off, good fortune, good luck, happen, happen along, happen by chance, happening, happenstance, happy chance, hazard, heedless hap, how they fall, incident, indeterminacy, indeterminateness, law of averages, long odds, long shot, lot, luck, lucky shot, matter of fact, moira, muffle, occasion, occur, occurrence, opportunity, particular, pass, pass off, phenomenon, pop up, portion, principle of indeterminacy, probability, problematicness, random sample, reality, risk, run of luck, serendipity, statistical probability, take place, the breaks, theory of probability, transpire, turn of events, turn up, uncertainty, uncertainty principle, whatever comes, wrap up


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