Associations to the word «Accident»

Wiktionary

ACCIDENT, noun. An unexpected event with negative consequences occurring without the intention of the one suffering the consequences.
ACCIDENT, noun. (transport) (vehicle) Especially, a collision or similar unintended event that causes damage or death.
ACCIDENT, noun. Any chance event.
ACCIDENT, noun. (uncountable) Chance.
ACCIDENT, noun. Any property, fact, or relation that is the result of chance or is nonessential.
ACCIDENT, noun. (euphemistic) An instance of incontinence.
ACCIDENT, noun. (euphemistic) An unintended pregnancy.
ACCIDENT, noun. (philosophy) (logic) A quality or attribute in distinction from the substance, as sweetness, softness.
ACCIDENT, noun. (grammar) A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, as gender, number, case.
ACCIDENT, noun. (geology) An irregular surface feature with no apparent cause.
ACCIDENT, noun. (heraldry) A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms.
ACCIDENT, noun. (legal) casus; such unforeseen, extraordinary, extraneous interference as is out of the range of ordinary calculation.
ACCIDENT, noun. (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.
ACCIDENT, noun. (uncountable) (philosophy) (uncommon) Appearance, manifestation.
ACCIDENT, proper noun. A town in Maryland.
ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY, noun. (chiefly British) (NZ) The department of a hospital that deals with injuries and medical emergencies.
ACCIDENT BLACKSPOT, noun. (UK) A region of a highway where there has been several accidents in the past; especially one with signage to make drivers aware.
ACCIDENT BLACKSPOTS, noun. Plural of accident blackspot
ACCIDENT OF BIRTH, noun. (idiomatic) A fact, situation, or personal characteristic, which may be desirable or undesirable, resulting from the circumstances into which a person was born, and which is therefore entirely beyond their control.
ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN, noun. (idiomatic) A thing or situation which is almost certain to eventually lead to an accident

Dictionary definition

ACCIDENT, noun. An unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury.
ACCIDENT, noun. Anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause; "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity".

Wise words

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