hap

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hap come to pass "What is happening?","The meeting took place off without an incidence","Nothing occurred that seemed important"
    • n hap an accidental happening "he recorded all the little haps and mishaps of his life"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hap A cloak or plaid.
    • n Hap That which happens or comes suddenly or unexpectedly; also, the manner of occurrence or taking place; chance; fortune; accident; casual event; fate; luck; lot. "Whether art it was or heedless hap .""Cursed be good haps , and cursed be they that build
      Their hopes on haps ."
      "Loving goes by haps :
      Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps."
    • v. t Hap hăp To clothe; to wrap. "The surgeon happed her up carefully."
    • v. i Hap To happen; to befall; to chance. "Sends word of all that haps in Tyre."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hap That which happens: a fortuitous occurrence; chance; fortune; luck.
    • hap To happen; befall; come by chance.
    • hap To wrap; cover in order to defend from cold, rain, or snow; screen.
    • n hap A cloak or plaid; a covering. Also called happing.
    • hap A dialectal form of hop.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hap hap chance: fortune: accident
    • v.i Hap to befall
    • adj Hap chance, accidental
    • adv Hap at random
    • v.t Hap hap (Scot.) to wrap up from the cold or rain
    • n Hap a cloak or other covering
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. happen,. See Hap chance, and cf. Happen

Usage

In literature:

It's half a quarter loaf, soaked in hot water with a hap'orth of dripping and a spoonful of salt.
"Prisoners of Poverty Abroad" by Helen Campbell
But this hap-py time did not last long, for Thom-as was but four-teen years old when his brave fa-ther was shot in a fight with the In-di-ans.
"Lives of the Presidents Told in Words of One Syllable" by Jean S. Remy
There's not a hap'orth of harm will come to any.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
Only a portion of the colonial period is covered, and this in a general and hap-hazard way.
"Patrician and Plebeian" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
I shall always remember the occasion, as beautiful a night of a Southern summer as a man could hap upon.
"The Man Who Drove the Car" by Max Pemberton
They happed to have hit upon the same saloon that Wyck patronised.
"Australia Revenged" by Boomerang
You ah pe'haps goin' ad the ball to-nighd, Mistoo Itchlin?
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
In that day, cheese-making was guess work and hap-hazard.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various
This will hap certainly At this worlds shining conflagration.
"Democritus Platonissans" by Henry More
And, Malone told himself, he had never possessed less hap in all of his ill-starred life.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
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In poetry:

Wha wi' Will could rin, or wrastle?
Throw the sledge, or toss the bar?
Hap what would, he stood a castle,
Or for safety, or for war:
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
I see them wander all alone,
And tread full fast, in dreadful doubt,
The self-same path that I have gone:
Blessed be hap that brought me out!
"At Liberty I Sit And See" by Anonymous Americas
The shilfa an' the yeldrin there
Mak' simmer haunt, an' hap an' sing
Amang the flow'ry twigs, that ower
The lanely grave their blossoms fling.
"The Aul' Kirkyard" by Janet Hamilton
'I have shaped my will; 'tis at hand,' said he;
'I subscribe it to-day, that no risk there be
In the hap of things
Of my leaving you menaced by poverty.'
"A Conversation At Dawn" by Thomas Hardy
“I will bring thee there where thou wouldst be,
A borrow shalt thou find.”
“Wherewith shall I reward it thee
For wealth and good-hap left behind?”
"Love's Reward" by William Morris
Sweetness and beauty, and the power of life,
Is it creation's anthem—parts for all?
Is this the knowledge—will you answer me
What meaneth June, to hap us every year?
"No Answer" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard

In news:

Hap Hazard volunteered to help KVMR with its birth pains over 30 years ago by offering to do some children's programming.
Happing now - 12:10pm Roll Over Hwy152 West Bound just passed Pacheco Point.
Incumbent supervisors Duane "Hap" Hazard and Vikki Bauer were drummed out of office.
We don't know when this happed or where, but it's a good reminder that you shouldn't have your bachelor party the night before the wedding.
Announcements about what's happing Boilermaker Week seem to multiply as we move closer to the big event.
Tony Furtado Band, Cinco de Mayo haps, Frank Fairfield.
Hap Leonard 's "Harvest Wind" is part of a new show at a.Muse Gallery.
Hap Leonard shoots sofas on the street.
For more haps at the Wuksachi, check out the lodge 's site.
Hap Leonard's "Harvest Wind" is part of a new show at a.Muse Gallery.
Mono County now has a graffiti ordinance in the preliminary stages, after an incident near Crowley Lake sparked the area's county supervisor, Hap Hazard, to push for one.
VOC and HAP limits are continually decreasing.
West Seneca , NY (WBEN) West Seneca Police have charged a Cheektowaga man in connection with a fatal motorcycle crash that hap.
They work for HAP Alaska, a collaborative land operation owned jointly by Holland America Line and Princess Cruises.
Take a picture or video using your cell phone, digital camera or pda when you see entertainment happing.
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In science:

HaPϕa ))] . Z = Tr[exp (−β (H − The exponent of the Boltzmann factor H − Pp a=1 ΩHaPϕa is understood taking account of the multi-parameter rotation effect according to the Hartle-Hawking vacuum and is positive definite near the horizon as shown in Eq.(2.13), which ensure the partition function to be well defined.
Generalized Area Law under Multi-parameter Rotating Black Hole Spacetime
ATη p, qi = γm hAp, qi, hTη Ap, qi = hAp, T ¯η qi = hAp, Tη qi = γk hAp, qi.
Toeplitz operators on generalized harmonic Bergman spaces
This work is supported by the “Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Phyics HAP” funded by the Initiative and Networking Fund of the Helmholtz Association. J.D.R. would like to thank D.
Electroweak corrections to the direct detection cross section of inert higgs dark matter
Let us assume that the pro jected area fluctuates around its mean value hAp i .
Amphiphilic Membranes
N − n + m + hyk − yk,mod iBkl hyl − yl,mod i + hAp iB pq hAq i.
chi^2 and Linear Fits
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