|1.||wayward but not malicious behaviour, usually of children, that causes trouble, irritation, etc|
|2.||a playful inclination to behave in this way or to tease or disturb|
|3.||injury or harm caused by a person or thing|
|4.||a person, esp a child, who is mischievous|
|5.||a source of trouble, difficulty, etc: floods are a great mischief to the farmer|
|[C13: from Old French meschief disaster, from meschever to meet with calamity; from mes-|
see make mischief.