Definitions for: Hap


[n] an accidental happening; "he recorded all the little haps and mishaps of his life"
[v] come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"



Webster (1913) Definition: Hap, v. t. [OE. happen.]
To clothe; to wrap.

The surgeon happed her up carefully. --Dr. J.
Brown.


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


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.


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.

Synonyms: come about, go on, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place

See Also: accident, anticipate, arise, bechance, befall, betide, break, chance, chance event, coincide, come, come around, come off, come up, concur, contemporise, contemporize, develop, fall, fortuity, give, go, go off, go over, materialise, materialize, operate, proceed, recrudesce, recur, repeat, roll around, shine, strike, supervene, synchronise, synchronize, transpire, turn out

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