Definition of accident


  • an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury.
  • anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause; "winning the lottery was a happy accident", "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck", "it was due to an accident or fortuity". Synonyms: chance event, fortuity, stroke.

Related words

break, casualty, coincidence, collision, crash, hap, happenstance, injury, lottery, shipwreck, wreck.

Words nearby accident


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accidentalness, accidents, accidentals, accidental, accidentally, accidently.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • accident is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 13 points
  • accident is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 13 points
  • accident is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 16 points
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