- one's luck or lot.
- an occurrence, happening, or accident.
- to happen: if it so hap.
Origin of hap1
- a comforter or quilt.
- to cover with or as with a comforter or quilt.
Origin of hap2
Examples from the Web for happed
They happed to have hit upon the same saloon that Wyck patronised.Australia Revenged
It happed them, as doth among folk, the one to cast the mind to the other.The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb
No, fair sir; three days since it happed; and I have a sorry tale to tell.God Wills It!
William Stearns Davis
"Yes," laughed Brian, and related what had happed at Bertragh.Nuala O'Malley
And overhead the banners flapped, As we went on our ways to all that happed.Poems by the Way
- luck; chance
- an occurrence
- (intr) an archaic word for happen
- to cover up; wrap up warmly
- a covering of any kind
Word Origin and History for happed
c.1200, "chance, a person's luck, fortune, fate;" also "unforeseen occurrence," from Old Norse happ "chance, good luck," from Proto-Germanic *khapan (source of Old English gehæp "convenient, fit"), from PIE *kob- "to suit, fit, succeed" (cf. Old Church Slavonic kobu "fate, foreboding, omen," Old Irish cob "victory"). Meaning "good fortune" is from early 13c.
"to happen," mid-14c., from hap (n.) "chance."