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accident

ac·ci·dent

accident

 
 
pronunciation:
aek sih dnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: reasons or causes that are not planned by anyone.
We met by accident.
synonyms:
chance, luck
antonyms:
intent, plan
similar words:
fate, fluke, fortune, hazard
definition 2: an event that happens by chance, especially a harmful one.
My uncle was hurt in a car accident.
 
synonyms:
mishap
similar words:
collision, crash, misfortune, mistake
Word History
The word accident comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall upon" or "to happen." An accident is an event that seems to fall down on us instead of being within our control.
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