by accident

Definition of by accident

  1. :  in a way that is not planned or intended :  by chance They met by accident. She says that she became pregnant by accident. Scientists discovered the vaccine almost/quite/entirely by accident.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an unforeseen and unplanned event or circumstance

    :  lack of intention or necessity :  chance

    :  an unfortunate event resulting especially from carelessness or ignorance

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