(Middle English: chance, luck)
2. Luck, good fortune: Too many people tend to start projects with haps instead of doing sufficient research to accomplish their objectives.
2. To say or to decide what is thought to be true, without being certain about it: The author could only haphazard a prediction as to whether his novel would be accepted for printing by the publisher.
As a student, Jerry had a haphazard organization of books and papers on his desk which made it difficult to for him to focus on the subjects he was supposed to study for his classes.2. Accidental; random; by chance: The haphazard experiment by the chemistry student proved nothing.
Pete's haphazard searches for words in the online dictionaries usually resulted in confusing definitions.3. Etymology: formed from earlier English hap, "chance, luck"; from Old Icelandic happ, "chance, good luck" + hazard, "risk, danger, peril".
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Ted, the hapless high-school student, has found no reliable sources of information that can help him complete his research assignment.
In such bad weather conditions, many accidents are bound to happen, sooner or later.2. Etymology: probaby from Old English happenen, "to come to pass, to occur by hap, "chance, fortune".
2. Etymology: formed from English happen, "occurrence, chance, luck" + ing.