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ACCIDENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does accident mean? 

ACCIDENT (noun)
  The noun ACCIDENT has 2 senses:

1. a mishap; especially one causing injury or death
2. anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause

  Familiarity information: ACCIDENT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACCIDENT (noun)


Sense 1accident [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mishap; especially one causing injury or death

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("accident" is a kind of...):

misadventure; mischance; mishap (an instance of misfortune)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "accident"):

collision (an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object)

crash; wreck (a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles))

accidental injury; injury (an accident that results in physical damage or hurt)

shipwreck; wreck (an accident that destroys a ship at sea)

casualty; fatal accident (an accident that causes someone to die)


Sense 2accident [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

chance event; fortuity; accident

Hypernyms ("accident" is a kind of...):

happening; natural event; occurrence; occurrent (an event that happens)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "accident"):

hap (an accidental happening)

break; good luck; happy chance (an unexpected piece of good luck)

coincidence; happenstance (an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental)

lottery (something that is regarded as a chance event)


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