1. an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury

Definition categories: event, misadventure, mischance, mishap

2. anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause

- winning the lottery was a happy accident

- it was due to an accident or fortuity

Similar word(s): fortuity, stroke

Definition categories: event, happening, occurrence, occurrent

Sentences with accident as a noun:

- to die by an accident

- There was a huge accident on I5 involving 15 automobiles.

- My insurance went up after the second accident in three months.

- Beauty is an accident.