Meaning of ACCIDENT in English

n. Function: noun

1 absence of positive plan or intent FF1C; we stopped there by accident FF1E;

Synonyms: chance, fortuity, hap, luck

Related Words: fluke, fortune, hazard

Contrasted Words: design, premeditation

Antonyms: intent

2 a chance event bringing injury, loss, or distress FF1C; the school was closed by an accident to the heating system FF1E;

Synonyms: casualty, misadventure, mischance, mishap

Related Words: calamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy; misfortune; chance, destiny, fate, kismet

Contrasted Words: foreordination, predestination

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.