accident

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accident /ˈæksədənt/ noun
plural accidents
accident
/ˈæksədənt/
noun
plural accidents
Learner's definition of ACCIDENT
[count]
: a sudden event (such as a crash) that is not planned or intended and that causes damage or injury
◊ An accident waiting to happen is a person or thing that is dangerous or unsafe.
: an event that is not planned or intended : an event that occurs by chance

by accident

: in a way that is not planned or intended
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