accidental means

noun

Definition of accidental means

: an act or event preceding harm or damage to an insured that is sudden, unexpected, and not intended or designed by any person

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of accidental means

1869, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about accidental means

Time Traveler for accidental means

Time Traveler

The first known use of accidental means was in 1869

See more words from the same year

Statistics for accidental means

Cite this Entry

“Accidental means.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accidental%20means. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

Comments on accidental means

What made you want to look up accidental means? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!