Misaventure Mis`a*ven"ture, n. Misadventure. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • misadventure — (n.) late 13c., misaventure, from O.Fr. mesaventure (12c.) accident, mishap, from mesavenir to turn out badly; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (2) + ADVENTURE (Cf. adventure) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mis|ad|ven|ture — «MIHS uhd VEHN chuhr», noun. an unfortunate accident; bad luck; mishap. SYNONYM(S): misfortune. ╂[alteration of Middle English misaventure < Old French mesaventure < mesavenir trun out badly; patterned on aventure adventure] …   Useful english dictionary

  • mi|shan|ter — «mih SHAN tuhr», noun. Scottish. misadventure; mishap. ╂[variant of earlier misaunter, contraction of misaventure misadventure] …   Useful english dictionary

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