What does mishap mean?

Definitions for mishapˈmɪs hæp, mɪsˈhæp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mishap.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bad luck, mischance, mishap(noun)

    an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

    "if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all"

  2. mishap, misadventure, mischance(noun)

    an instance of misfortune


  1. mishap(Noun)

    An accident, mistake, or problem.

    After the mishap with the banana peel, he watches his step now.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mishap(noun)

    evil accident; ill luck; misfortune; mischance

  2. Mishap(verb)

    to happen unluckily; -- used impersonally

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mishap

    mis-hap′, n. ill chance: accident: misfortune.—v.i. Mishap′pen (Spens.), to happen ill.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mishap in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mishap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yu Weiping:

    The experience and lessons we learned from the mishap will help improve our work in the future.

  2. Kelly Burdick:

    Correcting the causal factors in the Jan. 8, 2014 MH mishap is paramount to the CH/MH-53 community.

  3. Marie Osmond:

    Just so you know, most of those big shows are [lip-synched] because they don’t want a mishap, and they want to make sure that everything is right.

  4. Air Force:

    Pieces of the failed rotor arm cut through the engine's fan case, the engine bay, an internal fuel tank, and hydraulic and fuel lines before exiting through the aircraft's upper fuselage, the total mishap damage is estimated to be in excess $50 million.

  5. Marie Osmond:

    When you can't hear, you can't hear, Osmond said. I don’t care what you think. People think you can hear. You don’t know what to sing to. You don't know what pitch to sing in, and they go, ‘You know, it was lip-synched.’ just so you know, most of those big shows are [lip-synched] because they don’t want a mishap, and they want to make sure that everything is right.

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