Disadventure
Disadventure Dis`ad*ven"ture (?; 135), n. [Pref. dis- + adventure: cf. OF. desaventure.] Misfortune; mishap. [Obs.] --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

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  • disadventure — noun Etymology: alteration (influenced by ad ) of Middle English disaventure, from Middle French desaventure, from Old French, from des dis (I) + aventure chance, adventure more at adventure obsolete : mi …   Useful english dictionary

  • Disaventure — Dis a*ven ture (?; 135), n. [See {Disadventure}, {Adventure}.] Misfortune. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disventure — Dis*ven ture (?; 135), n. A disadventure. [Obs.] Shelton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • English words first attested in Chaucer — Contents 1 Etymology 2 List 2.1 Canterbury Tales General Prologue …   Wikipedia

  • disavaunce — (Spenser) same as ↑disadvance * * * disavaunce, disaventure obs. forms of disadvance, disadventure …   Useful english dictionary

  • disaventure — disadvenˈture or disavenˈture noun (Spenser, etc) A mishap • • • Main Entry: ↑disadventurous * * * disavaunce, disaventure obs. forms of disadvance, disadventure …   Useful english dictionary

  • dissaventure — var. of disadventure, Obs …   Useful english dictionary

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