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Accident meaning

accident - 7 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 2. A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, as gender, number, case.
  3. 3. A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms.
  4. 4. A property or quality of a thing which is not essential to it, as whiteness in paper; an attribute.
  5. 5. Any accidental property, fact, or relation; an accidental or nonessential; as, beauty is an accident.
  6. 6. Unusual appearance or effect.
  7. 7. An unforeseen event; chance; mishap.

accident - examples of usage

  1. In Case of Accident.
  2. This accident coming so soon after that other! - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. It may only have been an accident. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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