Definitions of accident

  1. Literally, a befalling; an event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; an undesigned, sudden, and unexpected event; chance; contingency; often, an undesigned and unforeseen occurrence of an afflictive or unfortunate character; a casualty; a mishap; as, to die by an accident. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, as gender, number, case. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A property or quality of a thing which is not essential to it, as whiteness in paper; an attribute. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A quality or attribute in distinction from the substance, as sweetness, softness. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Any accidental property, fact, or relation; an accidental or nonessential; as, beauty is an accident. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Unusual appearance or effect. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. That which happens: an unforeseen or unexpected event: chance: an unessential quality or property. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. An unforeseen event; chance; mishap. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Something that happens undesignedly; a casualty; mishap. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Anything which happens; generally an unintended or unexpected untoward occurrence; a mishap; also what happens blindly and without intelligent design. A property or quality of a thing which is not essential to it. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Something taking place unexpectedly; an event not foreseen; a quality not essential. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for accident

  1. To me it seems a very happy accident for my first glance at my daughter's face told me that I should love her for your sake. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  2. But I see Mistar Norris, here- he have some accident – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden