HyperDic: accident

English > 2 senses of the word accident:
NOUNeventaccidentan unfortunate mishap
eventaccident, stroke, fortuity, chance eventanything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
accident > pronunciation
Soundsae'ksahdahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > accident: 2 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury.
NarrowercollisionAn accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object
crash, wreckA serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
fatal accident, casualtyAn accident that causes someone to die
injury, accidental injuryAn accident that results in physical damage or hurt
shipwreck, wreckAn accident that destroys a ship at sea
Broadermishap, misadventure, mischanceAn instance of misfortune
Spanishaccidente
Catalanaccident
English > accident: 2 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningAnything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause.
Examples
  • "winning the lottery was a happy accident"
  • "it was due to an accident or fortuity"
Synonymsstroke, fortuity, chance event
Narrowerbreak, good luck, happy chanceAn unexpected piece of good luck
coincidence, happenstanceAn event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental
hapAn accidental happening
lotterySomething that is regarded as a chance event
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishaccidente, azar, casualidad, coincidencia
Catalanaccident, atzar, casualitat, coincidència
Adjectivesaccidentalhappening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally

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