hap
Pronunciation Noun

hap (plural haps)

  1. (slang, in the plural) Happenings; events; goings-on.
  2. (archaic) That which happens; an occurrence or happening, especially an unexpected, random, chance, or fortuitous event; chance; fortune; luck.
    • 1595 December 9 (first known performance)​, William Shakespeare, “The life and death of King Richard the Second”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene i], page 23 ↗, column 1:
      Each day ſtill better others happineſſe,
      Vntill the heauens enuying earths good hap,
      Adde an immortall title to your Crowne.
Synonyms Verb

hap (haps, present participle happing; past and past participle happed)

  1. (intransitive, literary) To happen; to befall; to chance.
    Synonyms: come to pass, occur, transpire, Thesaurus:happen
  2. (transitive, literary) To happen to.
Noun

hap (plural haps)

  1. (UK, Scotland, Western Pennsylvania, dialect) A wrap, such as a quilt or a comforter. Also, a small or folded blanket placed on the end of a bed to keep feet warm.
Verb

hap (haps, present participle happing; past and past participle happed)

  1. (dialect) To wrap, clothe.
    • The surgeon happed her up carefully.
Noun

hap (plural haps)

  1. Any of the cichlid fishes of the tribe Haplochromini.

HAP
Noun

hap (plural haps)

  1. (medicine, pathology) Abbreviation of hospital#English|hospital-acquired#English|acquired pneumonia#English|pneumonia.
Synonyms
  • (hospital-acquired pneumonia) NP



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