AskDefine | Define hap

Dictionary Definition

hap n : an accidental happening; "he recorded all the little haps and mishaps of his life" v : come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important" [syn: happen, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place]

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English

Verb

  1. to happen; to befall; to chance
  2. to cover with a comforter or quilt
  3. the luck of one

Noun

  1. an occurrence or happening, especially an unexpected, random or chance event
  2. quilt or a comforter

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

hap

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Tok Pisin

Etymology

English half

Noun

hap
  1. half
  2. part
  3. place, one of a few places

Turkish

Etymology

From Arabic

Noun

hap

Extensive Definition

Hap can mean:
hap in German: HAP
hap in French: HAP
hap in Italian: HAP

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

accident, accidentality, actuarial calculation, adventitiousness, adventure, be found, be met with, be realized, bechance, befall, betide, break, bundle up, casualness, casualty, chance, chance hit, circumstance, come, come about, come along, come down, come off, come to pass, come true, contingency, contingent, destiny, develop, episode, event, eventuate, experience, fact, fall, fate, fluke, flukiness, fortuitousness, fortuity, fortune, freak accident, gamble, go, go off, good fortune, good luck, happen, happen along, happen by chance, happening, happenstance, happy chance, hazard, heedless hap, how they fall, incident, indeterminacy, indeterminateness, law of averages, long odds, long shot, lot, luck, lucky shot, matter of fact, moira, muffle, occasion, occur, occurrence, opportunity, particular, pass, pass off, phenomenon, pop up, portion, principle of indeterminacy, probability, problematicness, random sample, reality, risk, run of luck, serendipity, statistical probability, take place, the breaks, theory of probability, transpire, turn of events, turn up, uncertainty, uncertainty principle, whatever comes, wrap up
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