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Definition of Accident


  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. A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, as gender, number, case.
  3. A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms.
  4. A property or quality of a thing which is not essential to it, as whiteness in paper; an attribute.
  5. A quality or attribute in distinction from the substance, as sweetness, softness.
  6. Any accidental property, fact, or relation; an accidental or nonessential; as, beauty is an accident.
  7. Unusual appearance or effect.

Accident Quotations

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
Albert Einstein

Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.
Mark Twain

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
Mahatma Gandhi

There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period.
Ted Nugent
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Accident Translations

accident in Afrikaans is ongeluk
accident in Dutch is ongeluk, accident, ongeval
accident in Finnish is tapaturma
accident in French is accident
accident in Hungarian is baleset
accident in Italian is incidente, accidente
accident in Latin is casus, casus
accident in Norwegian is ulykke
accident in Portuguese is acidente
accident in Spanish is desgracia, accidente

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