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English noun: accident

1. accident (event) an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury


Broader (hypernym)misadventure, mischance, mishap


Narrower (hyponym)accidental injury, casualty, collision, crash, fatal accident, injury, shipwreck, wreck, wreck

2. accident (event) anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause


SamplesWinning the lottery was a happy accident.
The pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck.
It was due to an accident or fortuity.


Synonymschance event, fortuity, stroke


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Narrower (hyponym)break, coincidence, good luck, hap, happenstance, happy chance, lottery









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