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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun hap has 1 sense

Verb hap has 1 sense


hapv. t. [OE. happen.].
     To clothe; to wrap.  [1913 Webster]
    "The surgeon happed her up carefully."  [1913 Webster]
hapn. [Cf. Hap to clothe.].
     A cloak or plaid.  [1913 Webster]
hapn. [Icel. happ unexpected good luck.
     That which happens or comes suddenly or unexpectedly; also, the manner of occurrence or taking place; chance; fortune; accident; casual event; fate; luck; lot.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "Whether art it was or heedless hap."  [1913 Webster]
    "Cursed be good haps, and cursed be they that build
    Their hopes on haps.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Loving goes by haps:
    Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.
    "  [1913 Webster]
hapv. i. [OE. happen. See Hap chance, and cf. Happen.].
     To happen; to befall; to chance.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "Sends word of all that haps in Tyre."  [1913 Webster]


hap, n. & v. archaic
1 chance, luck.
2 a chance occurrence.
--v.intr. (happed, happing)
1 come about by chance.
2 (foll. by to + infin.) happen to.

ME f. ON happ



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




N chance, lot, fate, luck, good luck, mascot, speculation, venture, stake, game of chance, mere shot, random shot, blind bargain, leap in the dark, pig in a poke, fluke, potluck, faro bank, flyer, limit, uncertainty, uncertainty principle, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, drawing lots, sortilegy, sortition, sortes, sortes Virgilianae, rouge et noir, hazard, ante, chuck-a-luck, crack-loo, craps, faro, roulette, pitch and toss, chuck, farthing, cup tossing, heads or tails cross and pile, poker-dice, wager, bet, betting, gambling, the turf, gaming house, gambling house, betting house, bucket shop, gambling joint, totalizator, totalizer, hell, betting ring, dice, dice box, gambler, gamester, man of the turf, adventurer, dicer, fortuitous, unintentional, unintended, accidental, not meant, undesigned, purposed, unpremeditated, unforeseen, uncontemplated, never thought of, random, indiscriminate, promiscuous, undirected, aimless, driftless, designless, purposeless, causeless, without purpose, possible, unforeseeable, unpredictable, chancy, risky, speculative, dicey, randomly, by chance, fortuitously, unpredictably, unforeseeably, casually, unintentionally, unwittingly, en passant, by the way, incidentally, as it may happen, at random, at a venture, at haphazard, acierta errando, dextro tempore, fearful concatenation of circumstances, fortuitous combination of circumstances, le jeu est le fils d'avarice et le pere du desespo, the happy combination of fortuitous circumstances, the fortuitous or casual concourse of atoms, God does not play dice with the universe, chance, indetermination, accident, fortune, hazard, hap, haphazard, chance medley, random, luck, raccroc, casualty, contingence, adventure, hit, fate, equal chance, lottery, tombola, toss up, turn of the table, turn of the cards, hazard of the die, chapter of accidents, fickle finger of fate, cast of the dice, throw of the dice, heads or tails, flip of a coin, wheel of Fortune, sortes, sortes Virgilianae, probability, possibility, odds, long odds, run of luck, accidentalness, main chance, odds on, favorable odds, contingency, dependence (uncertainty), situation (circumstance), statistics, theory of Probabilities, theory of Chances, bookmaking, assurance, speculation, gaming, casual, fortuitous, accidental, adventitious, causeless, incidental, contingent, uncaused, undetermined, indeterminate, random, statistical, possible, unintentional, by chance, accidentally, by accident, casually, perchance, for aught one knows, as good would have it, as bad would have it, as luck would have it, as ill-luck would have it, as chance would have it, as it may be, as it may chance, as it may turn up, as it may happen, as the case may be, grasps the skirts of happy chance, the accident of an accident, There but for the grace of God go I.

VB chance, stand a chance, toss up, cast lots, draw lots, leave to chance, trust to chance, leave to the chapter of accidents, trust to the chapter of accidents, tempt fortune, chance it, take one's chance, take a shot at it (attempt), run the risk, run the chance, incur the risk, incur the chance, encounter the risk, encounter the chance, stand the hazard of the die, speculate, try one's luck, set on a cast, raffle, put into a lottery, buy a pig in a poke, shuffle the cards, risk, venture, hazard, stake, ante, lay, lay a wager, make a bet, wager, bet, gamble, game, play for, play at chuck farthing, chance, hap, turn up, fall to one's lot, be one's fate, stumble on light upon, take one's chance.

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