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Pronunciation:  mis'karij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a natural loss of the products of conception
  2. [n]  failure of a plan

MISCARRIAGE is a 11 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: abortion, spontaneous abortion, stillbirth
 Antonyms: live birth
 See Also: abortion, failure, habitual abortion, imminent abortion, incomplete abortion, partial abortion, threatened abortion



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mis*car"riage\, n.
1. Unfortunate event or issue of an undertaking; failure to
   attain a desired result or reach a destination.

         When a counselor, to save himself, Would lay
         miscarriages upon his prince.         --Dryden.

2. Ill conduct; evil or improper behavior; as, the failings
   and miscarriages of the righteous. --Rogers.

3. The act of bringing forth before the time; premature

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: spontaneous termination of a pregnancy before the fetus has developed enough to survive outside the uterus.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have a miscarriage, suggests that some idea or plan did not follow through or has gone awry. The dream may also serve as a warning against your continued course of action. You should alter your path or may risk losing something of significance and value to you. Alternatively, the dream may indicate that you have been wronged in some way. For expectant mothers, dreams of miscarriages are common in the second trimester of pregnancy.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abortion, abortive attempt, breakdown, clerical error, collapse, corrigendum, defeat, dud, erratum, error, failing, failure, fault, faute, frustration, human error, merry chase, misapprehension, miscalculation, miscarrying, misconception, miscount, misdeal, misfire, misidentification, misjudgment, mismanagement, misplay, misprint, misquotation, misreport, miss, misstatement, mistake, misunderstanding, misuse, typo, typographical error, vain attempt, wet squib, wild-goose chase