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Meaning & Definition of Accident in English

English

Accident

/æksədənt/

noun

1. An unfortunate mishap

  • Especially one causing damage or injury
    synonym:
  • accident

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • accident
  • ,
  • stroke
  • ,
  • fortuity
  • ,
  • chance event

Examples of using

Tom was killed in a hunting accident.
She was blinded by the glare of headlights and could not avoid the accident.
She ran the risk of having an accident.