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Definition of "hap" []

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

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.

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."