mischance

  • 1 Mischance — Mis*chance , n. [OE. meschance, OF. mescheance.] Ill luck; ill fortune; mishap. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Never come mischance between us twain. Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: Calamity; misfortune; misadventure; mishap; infelicity; disaster. See… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Mischance — Mis*chance , v. i. To happen by mischance. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 mischance — index accident (misfortune), adversity, calamity, casualty, catastrophe, debacle, fatality, miscarriage …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 mischance — *misfortune, adversity, mishap Analogous words: *accident, casualty, mishap: *disaster, calamity, catastrophe, cataclysm …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 mischance — ► NOUN ▪ bad luck …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 mischance — [mis chans′, mis′chans΄] n. [ME mescheance < OFr meschance: see MIS 1 & CHANCE] 1. an unlucky accident; misadventure 2. bad luck or an instance of it …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 mischance — UK [mɪsˈtʃɑːns] / US [mɪsˈtʃæns] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms mischance : singular mischance plural mischances mainly literary bad luck, or something that is caused by bad luck What if by some mischance he fails to arrive? …

    English dictionary

  • 8 mischance — {{11}}mischance (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. mescheance misfortune, mishap, accident; wickedness, malice, from V.L. *minuscadentiam; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (2) + CHANCE (Cf. chance) (n.). Now usually bad luck; formerly much stronger: calamity, disaster.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 mischance — noun /mɪsˈtʃɑːns/ a) Bad luck, misfortune. But let this same be presently performd / Even when mens minds are wild, lest more mischance / On plots and errors happen. b) A mishap, an unlucky circumstance. He doth miraculously protect from thieves …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 mischance — mis|chance [ˌmısˈtʃa:ns US ˈtʃæns] n [U and C] formal bad luck, or a situation that results from bad luck ▪ If by some mischance the government get elected again, I think taxes will rise …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 mischance — mis|chance [ mıs tʃæns ] noun count or uncount MAINLY LITERARY bad luck, or something that is caused by bad luck: What if by some mischance he fails to arrive? …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 mischance — noun (C, U) bad luck, or a situation that results from bad luck: As mischance would have it we ran into Sue just the person we wanted to avoid …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 mischance — noun Etymology: Middle English mischaunce, from Anglo French meschance, from mes mis + chance chance Date: 14th century 1. bad luck 2. a piece of bad luck ; mishap Synonyms: see misfortune …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 mischance — /mis chans , chahns /, n. a mishap or misfortune. [1250 1300; MIS 1 + CHANCE; r. ME mescheance < OF] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 15 mischance — Synonyms and related words: accident, adversity, blow, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, collision, contretemps, crack up, crash, disaster, grief, ill hap, misadventure, misfortune, mishap, nasty blow, pileup, shipwreck, shock, smash,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 mischance — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. casualty, accident, emergency; see catastrophe , disaster , misfortune 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An unexpected and usually undesirable event: accident, casualty, contretemps, misadventure, misfortune, mishap. See… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 mischance — sb. RG. 137, 380 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 18 mischance — n. accident; bad luck; misfortune …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 mischance — noun bad luck. ↘an unlucky occurrence …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 mischance — n. Misfortune, mishap, ill luck, misadventure, calamity, ill fortune, infelicity, disaster …

    New dictionary of synonyms


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