Definition of Accident in English :

Define Accident in English

Accident meaning in English

Meaning of Accident in English

Pronunciation of Accident in English

Accident pronunciation in English

Pronounce Accident in English


see synonyms of accident


1. accident

an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury

2. accident, chance event, fortuity, stroke

anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause

Example Sentences:
'winning the lottery was a happy accident'
'the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck'
'it was due to an accident or fortuity'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of accident
an unforeseen event or one without an apparent cause
anything that occurs unintentionally or by chance; chance; fortune
I met him by accident
a misfortune or mishap, esp one causing injury or death
4. Also called: adjunct logic, philosophy
a nonessential attribute or characteristic of something (as opposed to substance)
5. metaphysics
a property as contrasted with the substance in which it inheres
6. geology
a surface irregularity in a natural formation, esp in a rock formation or a river system

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see synonyms of accident
a happening that is not expected, foreseen, or intended
an unpleasant and unintended happening, sometimes resulting from negligence, that results in injury, loss, damage, etc.
fortune; chance
to meet by accident
an attribute or quality that is not essential
5.  Geography and Geology
an irregular formation
6.  Law
an unforeseen event that occurs without anyone's fault or negligence

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of accident
a. An unexpected and undesirable event, especially one resulting in damage or harm: an accident on the assembly line; car accidents on icy roads.
b. An unforeseen event that is not the result of intention or has no apparent cause: A series of happy accidents led to his promotion.
c. An instance of involuntary urination or defecation.
2. Lack of intention; chance: ran into an old friend by accident.
3. Philosophy An attribute of a substance that is not essential to its nature.

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