< /ˈθɜr mən/, 1891–1969, U.S. lawyer and writer.
- luck; chance
- an occurrence
verb haps, happing or happed
- (intr) an archaic word for happen
- to cover up; wrap up warmly
- a covering of any kind
- a town in N central England, in S Nottinghamshire. Pop: 37 402 (2001)
- Sir Malcolm. 1921–2006, English composer, esp of orchestral works in a traditional idiom
- Matthew. 1822–88, English poet, essayist, and literary critic, noted particularly for his poems Sohrab and Rustum (1853) and Dover Beach (1867), and for his Essays in Criticism (1865) and Culture and Anarchy (1869)
- his father, Thomas. 1795–1842, English historian and educationalist, headmaster of Rugby School, noted for his reforms in public-school education
c.1200, “chance, a person’s luck, fortune, fate;” also “unforeseen occurrence,” from Old Norse happ “chance, good luck,” from Proto-Germanic *khapan (source of Old English gehæp “convenient, fit”), from PIE *kob- “to suit, fit, succeed” (cf. Old Church Slavonic kobu “fate, foreboding, omen,” Old Irish cob “victory”). Meaning “good fortune” is from early 13c.
“to happen,” mid-14c., from hap (n.) “chance.”