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  • 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

  • Mischance — Mis*chance , v. i. To happen by mischance. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mischance — *misfortune, adversity, mishap Analogous words: *accident, casualty, mishap: *disaster, calamity, catastrophe, cataclysm …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mischance — ► NOUN ▪ bad luck …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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