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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

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.
Paul J. Meyer

Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.
John Ruskin

You don't climb mountains without a team, you don't climb mountains without being fit, you don't climb mountains without being prepared and you don't climb mountains without balancing the risks and rewards. And you never climb a mountain on accident - it has to be intentional.
Mark Udall

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

What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven.
Ludwig van Beethoven
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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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