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Word of the Day - accident


How to Pronounce - Accident
How to Pronounce - Accident

accident – ae k s ih d ax n t

An unfortunate unexpected incident resulting in damage.

He had an accident in the factory.



Definition noun

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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Synonyms for accident

mischance, misfortune, misadventure; contingency; disaster.


Dictionary Entries near accident

access road, access time, accessway, acciaccatura, accidence, accident, accidental, accidental death benefit, accidental hypothermia, accidentalism, accidentally on purpose


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


Word of the Day - accident
Word of the Day - accident


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