Hap meaning

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An occurrence or happening, esp. an unfortunate one.
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To occur by chance; happen.
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To cover, as with extra bedclothes.
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Any covering.
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That which happens; an occurrence or happening, especially an unexpected, random, chance, or fortuitous event; chance; fortune; luck.
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(intransitive, literary) To happen; to befall; to chance.
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(literary) To happen to.
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(UK, Scotland, 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.
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(dialect) To wrap or clothe.
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The definition of a hap is something happening or that happens by chance.

An example of a hap is winning the lottery.

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Fortune; chance.
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A happening; an occurrence.
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To happen.
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Chance; luck; lot.
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Origin of hap

From Middle English hap, happe (“chance, hap, luck, fortune”), from Old Norse happ (“hap, chance, good luck”), from Proto-Germanic *hampą (“convenience, happiness”), from Proto-Indo-European *kob- (“good fortune, prophecy; to bend, bow, fit in, work, succeed”). Cognate with Icelandic happ (“hap, chance, good luck”). Related also to Icelandic heppinn (“lucky, fortunate, happy”), Old Danish hap (“fortunate”), Old English ġehæp (“fit, convenient”), Swedish hampa (“to turn out”), Old Church Slavonic кобь (kobĭ, “fate”), Old Irish cob (“victory”).