[mis-uh-ley-nee; British mi-sel-uh-nee] /ˈmɪs əˌleɪ ni; British mɪˈsɛl ə ni/
noun, plural miscellanies.
a collection or group of various or somewhat unrelated items.
a collection of literary compositions or pieces by several authors, dealing with various topics, assembled in a volume or book.
miscellanies, a collection of articles or entries, as in a book.
/mɪˈsɛlənɪ; US ˈmɪsəˌleɪnɪ/
noun (pl) -nies
a mixed assortment of items
(sometimes pl) a miscellaneous collection of essays, poems, etc, by different authors in one volume
“a mixture, medley,” 1590s, from Latin miscellanea “a writing on miscellaneous subjects,” originally “meat hash, hodge-podge” (food for gladiators), neuter plural of miscellaneus (see miscellaneous).
[mis-chans, -chahns] /mɪsˈtʃæns, -ˈtʃɑns/ noun 1. a mishap or misfortune. /mɪsˈtʃɑːns/ noun 1. bad luck 2. a stroke of bad luck n. c.1300, from Old French mescheance “misfortune, mishap, accident; wickedness, malice,” from Vulgar Latin *minuscadentiam; see mis- (2) + chance (n.). Now usually “bad luck;” formerly much stronger: “calamity, disaster.” v. 1540s, from mis- […]
[mis-chan-ter, mi-shan-] /mɪsˈtʃæn tər, mɪˈʃæn-/ noun, Scot. and North England. 1. .
[kar-ik-tuh-rahyz] /ˈkær ɪk təˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), characterized, characterizing. 1. to mark or distinguish as a ; be a characteristic of: Rich metaphors characterize his poetry. 2. to describe the or individual quality of: He characterized her in a few well-chosen words. 3. to attribute character to: to characterize him as a coward. /ˈkærɪktəˌraɪz/ […]
[mis-chif] /ˈmɪs tʃɪf/ noun 1. conduct or activity that playfully causes petty annoyance. 2. a tendency or disposition to tease, vex, or annoy. 3. a vexatious or annoying action. 4. harm or trouble, especially as a result of an agent or cause. 5. an injury or evil caused by a person or other agent or […]