HAP, n. [L. 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 [But this word is obsolete or obsolescent, except in compounds and derivatives.]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, v.i. To happen; to befall; to come by chance.