(Han"sel) n. & v. See Handsel.
(Han"sel*ines) n. A sort of breeches. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Han"som) n., Hansom cab
(Han"som cab`) [From the name of the inventor.] A light, low,
two-wheeled covered carriage with the driver's seat elevated behind, the reins being passed over the
He hailed a cruising hansom . . . " 'Tis the gondola of London," said Lothair.Beaconsfield.
(Han't) A contraction of have not, or has not, used in illiterate speech. In the United States the
commoner spelling is hain't.
(Han"u*man) n. See Hoonoomaun.
(Hap) v. t. [OE. happen.] To clothe; to wrap.
The surgeon happed her up carefully.Dr. J. Brown.
(Hap), n. [Cf. Hap to clothe.] A cloak or plaid. [O. Eng. & Scot.]
(Hap), n. [Icel. happ unexpected good luck. &radic39.] 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.Spenser.
Cursed be good haps, and cursed be they that buildSir P. Sidney.
Their hopes on haps.
Loving goes by haps:Shak.
Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.
(Hap), v. i. [OE. happen. See Hap chance, and cf. Happen.] To happen; to befall; to chance.
Sends word of all that haps in Tyre.Shak.
(Ha'"pen*ny) n. A half-penny.
(Hap"haz`ard) (hap"haz`erd or hap`haz"-), n. [Hap + hazard.] Extra hazard; chance; accident; random.
We take our principles at haphazard, upon trust.Locke.
(Hap"less) a. Without hap or luck; luckless; unfortunate; unlucky; unhappy; as, hapless youth;
hapless maid. Dryden.
(Hap"less*ly), adv. In a hapless, unlucky manner.
(||Ha*plo"mi) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. "aplo`os simple + 'w^mos shoulder.] (Zoöl.) An order of freshwater
fishes, including the true pikes, cyprinodonts, and blindfishes.