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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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