ALL meanings of accident

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  • countable noun accident An accident happens when a vehicle hits a person, an object, or another vehicle, causing injury or damage. 3
  • countable noun accident If someone has an accident, something unpleasant happens to them that was not intended, sometimes causing injury or death. 3
  • variable noun accident If something happens by accident, it happens completely by chance. 3
  • noun accident an unforeseen event or one without an apparent cause 3
  • noun accident anything that occurs unintentionally or by chance; chance; fortune 3
  • noun accident a misfortune or mishap, esp one causing injury or death 3
  • noun accident a nonessential attribute or characteristic of something (as opposed to substance) 3
  • noun accident a property as contrasted with the substance in which it inheres 3
  • noun accident a surface irregularity in a natural formation, esp in a rock formation or a river system 3
  • noun accident a happening that is not expected, foreseen, or intended 3
  • noun accident an unpleasant and unintended happening, sometimes resulting from negligence, that results in injury, loss, damage, etc. 3
  • noun accident fortune; chance 3
  • noun accident an attribute or quality that is not essential 3
  • noun accident an irregular formation 3
  • noun accident an unforeseen event that occurs without anyone's fault or negligence 3
  • noun accident unplanned event resulting in harm 1
  • noun accident car 1
  • noun accident unintended, unforeseen happening 1
  • noun accident chance or fortune 1
  • noun accident an undesirable or unfortunate happening that occurs unintentionally and usually results in harm, injury, damage, or loss; casualty; mishap: automobile accidents. 1
  • noun accident 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. 1
  • noun accident any event that happens unexpectedly, without a deliberate plan or cause. 1
  • noun accident chance; fortune; luck: I was there by accident. 1
  • noun accident a fortuitous circumstance, quality, or characteristic: an accident of birth. 1
  • noun accident Philosophy. any entity or event contingent upon the existence of something else. 1
  • noun accident Geology. a surface irregularity, usually on a small scale, the reason for which is not apparent. 1
  • noun accident An unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury. 1
  • noun accident An unexpected event with negative consequences occurring without the intention of the one suffering the consequences. 0
  • noun accident (transport, vehicles) Especially, a collision or similar unintended event that causes damage or death. 0
  • noun accident Any chance event. 0
  • noun accident Any property, fact, or relation that is the result of chance or is nonessential. 0
  • noun accident (euphemistic) An instance of incontinence. 0
  • noun accident (euphemistic) An unintended pregnancy. 0
  • noun accident (philosophy, logic) A quality or attribute in distinction from the substance, as sweetness, softness. 0
  • noun accident (grammar) A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, as gender, number, case. 0
  • noun accident (geology) An irregular surface feature with no apparent cause. 0
  • noun accident (heraldry) A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms. 0
  • noun accident (law) casus; such unforeseen, extraordinary, extraneous interference as is out of the range of ordinary calculation. 0
  • noun accident (military) An unplanned event that results in injury (including death) or occupational illness to person(s) and/or damage to property, exclusive of injury and/or damage caused by action of an enemy or hostile force. 0
  • noun accident (Uncountable Noun) (philosophy, uncommon) Appearance, manifestation. 0
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