hap


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

hap

 (hăp)
n.
1. Fortune; chance.
2. A happening; an occurrence.
intr.v. happed, hap·ping, haps
To happen.

[Middle English, from Old Norse happ; see kob- in Indo-European roots.]

hap

(hæp)
n
1. luck; chance
2. an occurrence
vb, haps, happing or happed
(intr) an archaic word for happen
[C13: from Old Norse happ good luck; related to Old English gehæplic convenient, Old Slavonic kobǔ fate]

hap

(hæp)
vb (tr)
to cover up; wrap up warmly
n
a covering of any kind
[C14: perhaps of Norse origin]

hap

(hæp)

n., v. happed, hap•ping. n.
1. one's luck or lot.
2. an occurrence or accident.
v.i.
3. to happen: if it so hap.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Old Norse happ luck, chance; akin to Old English gehæp fit, convenient]

hap


Past participle: happed
Gerund: happing

Imperative
hap
hap
Present
I hap
you hap
he/she/it haps
we hap
you hap
they hap
Preterite
I happed
you happed
he/she/it happed
we happed
you happed
they happed
Present Continuous
I am happing
you are happing
he/she/it is happing
we are happing
you are happing
they are happing
Present Perfect
I have happed
you have happed
he/she/it has happed
we have happed
you have happed
they have happed
Past Continuous
I was happing
you were happing
he/she/it was happing
we were happing
you were happing
they were happing
Past Perfect
I had happed
you had happed
he/she/it had happed
we had happed
you had happed
they had happed
Future
I will hap
you will hap
he/she/it will hap
we will hap
you will hap
they will hap
Future Perfect
I will have happed
you will have happed
he/she/it will have happed
we will have happed
you will have happed
they will have happed
Future Continuous
I will be happing
you will be happing
he/she/it will be happing
we will be happing
you will be happing
they will be happing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been happing
you have been happing
he/she/it has been happing
we have been happing
you have been happing
they have been happing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been happing
you will have been happing
he/she/it will have been happing
we will have been happing
you will have been happing
they will have been happing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been happing
you had been happing
he/she/it had been happing
we had been happing
you had been happing
they had been happing
Conditional
I would hap
you would hap
he/she/it would hap
we would hap
you would hap
they would hap
Past Conditional
I would have happed
you would have happed
he/she/it would have happed
we would have happed
you would have happed
they would have happed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hap - an accidental happening; "he recorded all the little haps and mishaps of his life"
chance event, fortuity, accident, stroke - anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause; "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity"
Verb1.hap - come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
recrudesce, develop, break - happen; "Report the news as it develops"; "These political movements recrudesce from time to time"
come up, arise - result or issue; "A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion"
result - come about or follow as a consequence; "nothing will result from this meeting"
intervene - occur between other event or between certain points of time; "the war intervened between the birth of her two children"
transpire - come about, happen, or occur; "Several important events transpired last week"
give - occur; "what gives?"
operate - happen; "What is going on in the minds of the people?"
supervene - take place as an additional or unexpected development
proceed, go - follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?"
come - come to pass; arrive, as in due course; "The first success came three days later"; "It came as a shock"; "Dawn comes early in June"
fall - occur at a specified time or place; "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable"
anticipate - be a forerunner of or occur earlier than; "This composition anticipates Impressionism"
develop - be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest; "The plot developed slowly";
recur, repeat - happen or occur again; "This is a recurring story"
come off, go over, go off - happen in a particular manner; "how did your talk go over?"
roll around, come around - happen regularly; "Christmas rolled around again"
materialise, materialize, happen - come into being; become reality; "Her dream really materialized"
bechance, befall, happen - happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance; "It happens that today is my birthday"; "These things befell" (Santayana)
bechance, befall, betide - become of; happen to; "He promised that no harm would befall her"; "What has become of my children?"
coincide, concur - happen simultaneously; "The two events coincided"
backfire, backlash, recoil - come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"
chance - be the case by chance; "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"
break - happen or take place; "Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months"
fall, shine, strike - touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"
turn out - prove to be in the result or end; "It turns out that he was right"
contemporise, contemporize, synchronise, synchronize - happen at the same time

hap

noun
1. The quality shared by random, unintended, or unpredictable events or this quality regarded as the cause of such events:
2. An unexpected random event:
verb
2. To take place by chance:
References in classic literature ?
In view of my previous weariness of office, and vague thoughts of resignation, my fortune somewhat resembled that of a person who should entertain an idea of committing suicide, and although beyond his hopes, meet with the good hap to be murdered.
You will say, after what has hap pened, it is well that I have escaped.
Gummidge meant a home), 'again you come back - to keep a Beein here for any that may hap to come back, Dan'l.
And may it please your gracious Reverence,'' said the man, ``I cannot think the damsel meant harm by me, though she hath the ill hap to be a Jewess; for even when I used her remedy, I said the Pater and the Creed, and it never operated a whit less kindly ''
But in the other two destructions, by deluge and earthquake, it is further to be noted, that the remnant of people which hap to be reserved, are commonly ignorant and mountainous people, that can give no account of the time past; so that the oblivion is all one, as if none had been left.
I don't know what is worse," cries Deborah, "than for such wicked strumpets to lay their sins at honest men's doors; and though your worship knows your own innocence, yet the world is censorious; and it hath been many an honest man's hap to pass for the father of children he never begot; and if your worship should provide for the child, it may make the people the apter to believe; besides, why should your worship provide for what the parish is obliged to maintain?
In pursuit of this odd sort of game it was our hap to meet with about forty Tartars: whether they were hunting mutton, as we were, or whether they looked for another kind of prey, we know not; but as soon as they saw us, one of them blew a hideous blast on a kind of horn.
And, even if they are in a position that requires them to enroll or re-enroll on the Marketplace, insurers like HAP are happy to answer their questions and help walk them through the process.
President HAP said that our artisans had extra-ordinary qualities, knowledge and skill of traditional crafts but they were not getting appropriate reward of their labour and keeping in view the miseries of craftsmen, it is imperative that they should be honoured with handsome return of their superior work.
The Sundance TV series, an adaptation of Joe R Lansdale's novels, has cast Hendricks, 40, as the wife of Hap Collins, played by James Purefoy.
Customers will be able to quickly add HAP services at a competitive cost without requiring new equipment.
Prior to the conclusion Kolokoy top-qualified the 12-week total pinfalls elimination with Pro Hap Hap right behind them followed by Sami Team and Star Eagles on the top four.