Meaning of ACCIDENT in English



(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

English dictionary of medicine.      Английский словарь медицины.