Definition of "hap" []

  • Fortune; chance. (noun)
  • A happening; an occurrence. (noun)
  • To happen. (verb-intransitive)
  • Luck; chance (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An occurrence (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "hap" in a sentence
  • "O my lord, this hap is what I dreamt last night; and, when I awoke,"
  • "And Uther with his men drew to the mount, and had lost in the fight his dear knights, full seven hundred—-his hap was the worse!"
  • "Thus happiness, according to the original use of the term, is that which happens, or comes to one by a hap, that is, by an outward befalling, or favorable condition."