Definitions of miscarriage

  1. a natural loss of the products of conception Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Unfortunate event or issue of an undertaking; failure to attain a desired result or reach a destination. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Ill conduct; evil or improper behavior; as, the failings and miscarriages of the righteous. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act of bringing forth before the time; premature birth. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Failure; mismanagement; a premature birth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. The act of miscarrying: failure: ill-conduct: the act of bringing forth young prematurely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A premature birth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Unfortunate issue of an undertaking; failure; ill conduct; premature parturition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Failure; unfortunate issue of an undertaking; the bringing forth of young before the time; premature birth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for miscarriage

  1. She had a miscarriage however, on Saturday, the 16th of June, and was delivered of a daughter which lived only twelve hours. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 9 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  2. Spirit helpers go to summon aid of two men who turn out to be their brothers- were miscarriage children who had been raised by the alan. – Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore by Fay-Cooper Cole