HAP, noun [Latin capio.]
1. That which comes suddenly or unexpectedly; chance; fortune; accident; casual event. [See Chance and Casual.]
Whether art it was or heedless hap
Curs'd by good haps, and curs'd be they that build
Their hopes on haps.
2. Misfortune. [But this word is obsolete or obsolescent, except in compounds and derivatives.]
HAP, verb intransitive To happen; to befall; to come by chance.