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Definitions of incident

  1. a single distinct event Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a public disturbance; "the police investigated an incident at the bus station" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. That which falls out or takes place; an event; casualty; occurrence. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That which happens aside from the main design; an accidental or subordinate action or event. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Something appertaining to, passing with, or depending on, another, called the principal. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Occurrence; that which happens; chance happening; episode; event. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. That which falls out or happens: an event: a subordinate action: an episode. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Falling upon; casual; naturally belonging. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. That which happens; occurrence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. That which falls out or takes place; occurrence; subordinate action. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A circumstance; an occurrence; an adventure; something which happens beside the main design. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incident to a quick change" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. Falling or striking upon, as a ray of light upon a reflecting surface. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Coming or happening accidentally; not in the usual course of things; not in connection with the main design; not according to expectation; casual; fortuitous. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Liable to happen; apt to occur; befalling; hence, naturally happening or appertaining. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Dependent upon, or appertaining to, another thing, called the principal. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Falling upon, as a ray of light on a reflecting surface; apt to occur; having to do with; occurring accidentally; depending on. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Falling upon; likely to befall or happen; incidental. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Falling on; casual; fortuitous. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. Falling into or upon; casual. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for incident

  1. In after days you will laugh over this little incident – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  2. All the same the incident had left a kind of uncomfortable feeling behind it. – A Rogue by Compulsion by Victor Bridges
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