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Definition of Accident

Babylon English

casualty, misadventure; mishap; failure, incident
Accident Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
casus, casus
Accident Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Unusual appearance or effect.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
Any accidental property, fact, or relation; an accidental or nonessential; as, beauty is an accident.
  
(n.)
A quality or attribute in distinction from the substance, as sweetness, softness.
  
(n.)
A property or quality of a thing which is not essential to it, as whiteness in paper; an attribute.
  
(n.)
A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, as gender, number, case.
  
(n.)
A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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accident
\ac"ci*dent\ (&?;), n. [f. accident, fr. l. accidens, -dentis, p. pr. of accidere to happen; ad + cadere to fall. see cadence, case.]
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. of moving accidents by flood and field. thou cam'st not to thy place by accident: it is the very place god meant for thee.
2. (gram.) a property attached to a word, but not essential to it, as gender, number, case.
3. (her.) a point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms.
4. (log.) (a) a property or quality of a thing which is not essential to it, as whiteness in paper; an attribute. (b) a quality or attribute in distinction from the substance, as sweetness, softness.
5. any accidental property, fact, or relation; an accidental or nonessential; as, beauty is an accident. this accident, as i call it, of athens being situated some miles from the sea. p. mahaffy.
6. unusual appearance or effect. [obs.]
note: accident, in law, is equivalent to casus, or such unforeseen, extraordinary, extraneous interference as is out of the range of ordinary calculation.


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 inevitable accident 
 accident insurance 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
taisme, timpiste, tionóisc
I had an accident: bhain taisme dom
English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Damchwaen = n. an accident
Damwain = n. accident, chance
The Devil's Dictionary
Accident, (n.)

An inevitable occurrence due to the action of immutable natural laws.
  
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
Shakespeare Words
event, happening
Australian Slang
person born from an unplanned pregnancy: I was definitely an accident.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a mishap; especially one causing injury or death
(hypernym) mishap, misadventure, mischance
(hyponym) collision
2. anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause
(synonym) fortuity, chance event
(hypernym) happening, occurrence, natural event
(hyponym) hap
Accident Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
Occurrence in a sequence of events that produces unintended injury, death or property damage. Accident refers to the event, not the result of the event. (NSC1)
An incident involving a moving vehicle. Includes collisions with a vehicle, object, or person (except suicides) and derailment/left roadway. (FTA2)
1) An event that involves the release of gas from a pipeline or of liquefied natural gas or gas from an LNG facility resulting in a death, or personal injury necessitating in-patient hospitalization; or estimated property damage, including cost of gas lost, of the operator or others, or both, of $50,000 or more; 2) an event that results in an emergency shutdown of an LNG facility; 3) an event that is significant, in the judgment of the operator, even though it did not meet the criteria of 1) or 2). (AGA1)
An occurrence involving a commercial motor vehicle operating on a public road which results in one of the following: a fatality; bodily injury to a person, who as a result of the injury, immediately receives medical treatment away from the scene of the accident; or one or more motor vehicles incurring disabling damage as a result of the accident, requiring the vehicle to be transported away from the scene by a tow truck or other vehicle. It does not include: an occurrence involving only boarding and alighting from a stationary motor vehicle; an occurrence involving only the loading or unloading of cargo; or an occurrence in the course of the operation of a passenger car or a multipurpose passenger vehicle, as defined in 49 CFR 571.3, by a motor carrier and is not transporting passengers for hire or hazardous materials of a type and quantity that require the motor vehicle to be marked or placarded in accordance with 49 CFR 177.823. (49CFR390)
Includes continuous or repeated exposure to the same conditions resulting in public liability which the insured neither expected nor intended. (49CFR387)
See also Casualty, Collision, Crash, Derailment, Event, Fatality, Incident, Injury, Jackknife, Rollover, Third Party, Truck Crash, Type of Occurrence. 
1) Any impact between railroad on-track equipment and an automobile, bus, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, farm vehicle or pedestrian at a rail-highway grade crossing; 2) Any collision, derailment, fire, explosion, act of God, or other event involving operation of railroad on-track equipment (standing or moving) that results in more than $6,300 in damages to railroad on-track equipment, signals, track, track structures, and road-bed; 3) Any event arising from the operation of a railroad which results in: i) Death of one or more persons; ii) Injury to one or more persons, other than railroad employees, that requires medical treatment; iii) Injury to one or more employees that requires medical treatment or results in restriction of work or motion for one or more days, one or more lost work days, transfer to another job, termination of employment, or loss of consciousness; or iv) Occupational illness of a railroad employee as diagnosed by a physician. (49CFR225)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
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ACCIDENT PREVENTION PLUS
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Accident Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
State: MARYLAND
City: ACCIDENT
Accident Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of accidents
Dream Dictionary
To dream of an accident is a warning to avoid any mode of travel for a short period, as you are threatened with loss of life.

For an accident to befall stock, denotes that you will struggle with all your might to gain some object and then see some friend lose property of the same value in aiding your cause.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Dream Quotations
Dreaming is not an accident. It is not a wistful idea you hope will come true. Dreaming is not the stuff of long-haired hippies wistfully running along a beach. No! Dreaming is a sophisticated tool used by the elite of our society to make themselves and this world a better place. People like Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity, Warren Buffet, Col. Sanders and Walt Disney all started with a dream. The dreams started small, but like the trickle of water that eventually formed the great Grand Canyon, DREAMS ARE POWERFUL!
  
Accident Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Bioglossary
Description: Accident shall mean any incident involving a significant and unintended release of genetically modified micro-organisms in the course of their contained use which could present an immediate or delayed hazard to human health and the environment.
Source: Council Directive 90/219/EEC on the Contained Use of Genetically Modified Micro-organisms
Description: Any incident involving a significant and unintended release of genetically modified microorganisms in the course of their contained use which could present an immediate or delayed hazard to human heath and the environment.
Source: Council Directive 90/219/EEC on the Contained Use of Genetically Modified Micro-organisms
© European Communities, 1995-2004
Accident Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An accident is an undesirable incidental and unplanned event that could have been prevented had circumstances leading up to the accident been recognized, and acted upon, prior to its occurrence. Most scientists who study unintentional injury avoid using the term "accident" and focus on factors that increase risk of severe injury and that reduce injury incidence and severity (Robertson, 2015).

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Accident Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
The happening of an event without the concurrence of the will of the person by whose agency it was caused or the happening of an event without any human agency; the burning of a house in consequence of a fire being made for the ordinary purpose of warming the house which is an accident of the first kind; the burning of the same house by lightning would have been an accident of the second kind.

It frequently happens that a lessee covenants to repair, in which case he is bound to do so, although the premises be burned down without his fault. But if a penalty be annexed to the covenant, inevitable accident will excuse the former, though not the latter. Neither the landlord nor the tenant is bound to rebuild a house burned down, unless it has been so expressly agreed.

In chancery jurisprudence accident signifies such unforeseen events, misfortunes, losses, acts or omissions, as are not the result of any negligence or misconduct in the party.

Jeremy defines it as used in courts of equity to be 'an occurrence in relation to a contract, which was not anticipated by the parties, when the same was entered into, and which gives an undue advantage to one of them over the other in a court of law.' This definition is objected to, because as accident may arise in relation to other things besides contracts, it is inaccurate in confining accidents to contracts; besides, it does not exclude cases of unanticipated occurrences, resulting from the negligence or misconduct of the party seeking relief.

In general, courts of equity will relieve a party who cannot obtain justice in consequence of an accident, which will justify the interposition of a court of equity. The jurisdiction being concurrent, will be maintained only, first, when a court of law cannot grant suitable relief; and, secondly, when the party has a conscientious title to relief.

Many accidents are redressed in a court of law; as loss of deeds, mistakes in receipts and accounts, wrong payments, death, which makes it impossible to perform a condition literally, and a multitude of other contingencies; and many cannot be redressed even in a court of equity; is if by accident a recovery is ill suffered, a contingent remainder destroyed, or a power of leasing omitted in a family settlement.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Accident Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
kisheya
Accident Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
noun
(a) something which happens by chance; I met her by accident at the bus stop
(b) unpleasant event which happens suddenly and harms someone's health; she had an accident in the kitchen and had to go to hospital; three people were killed in the accident on the motorway
accident and emergency department (A & E) = department of a hospital which deals with accidents and emergency cases
accident prevention = taking steps to prevent accidents from happening
accident ward = ward in a hospital for victims of accidents
adjective
(person) who has awkward movements and frequently has or causes minor accidents