from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An unfortunate accident.
- noun Archaic Bad luck.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To happen or turn out ill; go wrong.
- noun An unfortunate or evil hap; mischance; misfortune.
- noun A lapse from virtue.
- noun Synonyms Mischance, Disaster, etc. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Evil accident; ill luck; misfortune; mischance.
- intransitive verb obsolete To happen unluckily; -- used impersonally.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An
accident, mistake, or problem.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an instance of misfortune
- noun an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate
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