mishap

  • 1 Mishap — Mis*hap , v. i. To happen unluckily; used impersonally. [Obs.] If that me mishap. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 4 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

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 mishap — ► NOUN ▪ an unlucky accident …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 mishap — mis|hap [ mıs,hæp ] noun count or uncount a minor mistake or accident: Hundreds of children end up in the hospital after some preventable mishap. without mishap: All six rocket launches that year went off without mishap …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 mishap — noun (C, U) a small accident or mistake that does not have very serious results: a slight mishap with the glasses | without mishap: Only one horse finished the course without mishap …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 mishap — [[t]mɪ̱shæp[/t]] mishaps N VAR A mishap is an unfortunate but not very serious event that happens to someone. After a number of mishaps she did manage to get back to Germany... The plot passed off without mishap. Syn: incident …

    English dictionary

  • 15 mishap — misfortune / mishap [n] bad luck; disaster accident, adversity, affliction, annoyance, anxiety, bad break*, bad news*, blow*, burden, calamity, casuality, cataclysm, catastrophe, contretemps, cross, crunch, debacle, disadvantage, disappointment,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 16 mishap — noun An accident, mistake, or problem. After the mishap with the banana peel, he watches his step now …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 mishap — See accident. See accident, mishap …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 18 mishap —    Generally, the word should suggest no more than a not very serious accident, which would rule out this headline: 30 die in mishap (Times). It isn t possible to say at what point exactly the word becomes inadequate to describe a misfortune, but …

    Dictionary of troublesome word

  • 19 mishap — noun even a minor mishap can have serious consequences Syn: accident, trouble, problem, difficulty, setback, adversity, misfortune, blow; failure, disaster, tragedy, catastrophe, calamity, mischance, misadventure …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 mishap — /ˈmɪshæp / (say mishap) noun an unfortunate accident. {mis 1 + hap} …

    Australian English dictionary