hap

1
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noun

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

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

to happen: if it so hap.

Nearby words

  1. hao,
  2. haole,
  3. haoma,
  4. haora,
  5. haori,
  6. hapa,
  7. hapai,
  8. hapax legomenon,
  9. hapaxanthic,
  10. haphalgesia

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

hap

2
[hap, ap]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

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British Dictionary definitions for happed

hap

1

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

hap

2

verb (tr)

to cover up; wrap up warmly

noun

a covering of any kind

Word Origin for hap

C14: perhaps of Norse origin

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Word Origin and History for happed
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