HyperDic: incident

English > 4 senses of the word incident:
NOUNeventincidenta single distinct event
stateincidenta public disturbance
ADJECTIVEpertincidentfalling or striking of light rays on something
allincident, incidental(sometimes followed by 'to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence
incident > pronunciation
Soundsih'nsahdahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > incident: 4 senses > adjective 1, pert
Meaningfalling or striking of light rays on something.
Example"incident light"
Spanishincidente
Nounsincidencethe striking of a light beam on a surface
English > incident: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(sometimes followed by 'to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence.
Examples
  • "incidental expenses"
  • "the road will bring other incidental advantages"
  • "extra duties incidental to the job"
  • "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"
  • "confusion incidental to a quick change"
Synonymincidental
Narroweromissiblecapable of being left out
parenthetic, parentheticalQualifying or explaining
peripheralrelated to the key issue but not of central importance
secondaryDepending on or incidental to what is original or primary
Oppositebasicpertaining to or constituting / constituting a base or basis
Spanishcircunstancial, incidental
Catalancircumstancial, incidental
English > incident: 4 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA single distinct event.
Part ofepisodeA happening that is distinctive in a series of related events
Narrowercause celebreAn incident that attracts great public attention
infection, contagion, transmissionAn incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
sceneAn incident (real or imaginary)
sideshowA subordinate incident of little importance relative to the main event
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishincidente
Catalanincident
English > incident: 4 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA public disturbance.
Example"the police investigated an incident at the bus station"
Broaderdisturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffleA disorderly outburst or tumult
Spanishincidente
Catalanincident

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