Word of the Day - accident
accident – ae k s ih d ax n t
An unfortunate unexpected incident resulting in damage.
He had an accident in the factory.
an undesirable or unfortunate happening that occurs unintentionally and usually results in harm, injury, damage, or loss; casualty; mishap
Law. such a happening resulting in injury that is in no way the fault of the injured person for which compensation or indemnity is legally sought.
any event that happens unexpectedly, without a deliberate plan or cause.
chance; fortune; luck
a fortuitous circumstance, quality, or characteristic
Philosophy. any entity or event contingent upon the existence of something else.
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First known usage
1350–1400; Middle English <Latin accident- (stem of accidēns happening, present participle of accidere to befall), equivalent to ac-ac- + -cid-, combining form of cad- fall + -ent