hap

1
[ hap ]
/ hæp /

noun

one's luck or lot.
an occurrence, happening, or accident.

verb (used without object), happed, hap·ping.

to happen: if it so hap.

Origin of hap

1
1150–1200; Middle English < Old Norse happ luck, chance; akin to Old English gehæp fit, convenient; probably akin to OCS kobŭ auspice, Old Irish cob victory

Definition for hap (2 of 4)

hap

2
[ hap, ap ]
/ hæp, æp /
Chiefly Pennsylvania.

noun

a comforter or quilt.

verb (used with object)

to cover with or as with a comforter or quilt.

Origin of hap

2
1350–1400; Middle English happen to cover; perhaps blend of lappen lap2 and Old French happer to seize

Definition for hap (3 of 4)

Hap

[ hahp, khahp ]
/ hɑp, xɑp /

noun

Definition for hap (4 of 4)

Arnold

[ ahr-nld ]
/ ˈɑr nld /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for hap (1 of 4)

hap

1
/ (hæp) /

noun archaic

luck; chance
an occurrence

verb haps, happing or happed

(intr) an archaic word for happen

Word Origin for hap

C13: from Old Norse happ good luck; related to Old English gehæplic convenient, Old Slavonic kobǔ fate

British Dictionary definitions for hap (2 of 4)

hap

2
/ (hæp) Scot and Eastern British dialect /

verb (tr)

to cover up; wrap up warmly

noun

a covering of any kind

Word Origin for hap

C14: perhaps of Norse origin

British Dictionary definitions for hap (3 of 4)

Arnold

1
/ (ˈɑːnəld) /

noun

a town in N central England, in S Nottinghamshire. Pop: 37 402 (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for hap (4 of 4)

Arnold

2
/ (ˈɑːnəld) /

noun

Sir Malcolm. 1921–2006, English composer, esp of orchestral works in a traditional idiom
Matthew. 1822–88, English poet, essayist, and literary critic, noted particularly for his poems Sohrab and Rustum (1853) and Dover Beach (1867), and for his Essays in Criticism (1865) and Culture and Anarchy (1869)
his father, Thomas. 1795–1842, English historian and educationalist, headmaster of Rugby School, noted for his reforms in public-school education
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