Mishap Mis*hap", v. i. To happen unluckily; -- used impersonally. [Obs.] ``If that me mishap.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Mishap — Mis*hap , n. Evil accident; ill luck; misfortune; mischance. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Secure from worldly chances and mishaps. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mishap — index accident (misfortune), adversity, casualty, catastrophe, debacle, misfortune, quirk (accident) …   Law dictionary

  • mishap — (n.) early 14c., bad luck, unlucky accident, from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) bad + HAP (Cf. hap) luck. Probably on analogy of O.Fr. meschance (see MISCHANCE (Cf. mischance) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mishap — 1 *misfortune, mischance, adversity 2 *accident, casualty Analogous words: *misfortune, mischance: *disaster, calamity: *chance, fortune, hap, hazard …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mishap — ► NOUN ▪ an unlucky accident …   English terms dictionary

  • mishap — [mis′hap΄] n. [ME (see MIS 1 & HAP1), prob. after OFr mescheance, mischance] 1. an unlucky or unfortunate accident 2. Now Rare bad luck; misfortune …   English World dictionary

  • mishap — UK [ˈmɪsˌhæp] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms mishap : singular mishap plural mishaps a minor mistake or accident Hundreds of children end up in hospital after some preventable mishap. without mishap: All six rocket launches that… …   English dictionary

  • mishap — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ major, serious ▪ fatal ▪ little, minor, slight … OF MISHAPS ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • mishap — n. (formal) 1) to have a mishap 2) a mishap befell us * * * [ mɪshæp] (formal) to have a mishap a mishap befell us …   Combinatory dictionary

  • mishap — mis|hap [ˈmıshæp] n [U and C] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: mis + hap ( HAPPY)] a small accident or mistake that does not have very serious results ▪ I had a slight mishap with one of the glasses. ▪ a series of mishaps without mishap ▪ Only one horse …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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