- 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 mishapswithout mishap▪ Only one horse finished the course without mishap.
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Mishap — Mis*hap , v. i. To happen unluckily; used impersonally. [Obs.] If that me mishap. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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