American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Bad luck.
- n. An unfortunate accident.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An unfortunate or evil hap; mischance; misfortune.
- n. A lapse from virtue.
- n. Synonyms Mischance, Disaster, etc. See misfortune.
- To happen or turn out ill; go wrong.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Evil accident; ill luck; misfortune; mischance.
- v. obsolete To happen unluckily; -- used impersonally.
- n. an instance of misfortune
- n. an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate
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