Part of speech:
(Informal) A total failure:
The definition of a circumstance is a state that you are in, the details surrounding a situation, or a condition that causes something to occur.
Occasion is a special event or a specific time when something is possible or when something will happen.
The definition of a collision occurs when two things crash into each other, or when two opposing ideas come into conflict.
Event is defined as a particular contest which is part of a program of contests.
Chance, or a chance happening
Evil accident; ill luck; misfortune; mischance.
A momentary shock or scare:
Misfortune is bad luck or a distressing occurrence.
A pointed part of an anchor, designed to catch in the ground
An inopportune happening causing confusion or embarrassment; awkward mishap
(Mil.) A member of the armed forces who is lost to active service through being killed, wounded, captured, interned, sick, or missing
(Music) Foreign to the key signature or a proper harmony.
Coming from the outside:
Added from outside; not inherent; accidental
Happenstance is defined as coincidence or by chance.
An instance of misfortune; a mishap.
Deep trouble or misery
For a change, in this case, he was telling the truth. It is not the case that every unfamiliar phrase is an idiom. In case of fire, break glass. [sign on fire extinguisher holder in public space]
An appeal or prayer for evil or misfortune to befall someone or something.
A death resulting from an accident or disaster:
An unexpected random event
An early game of chance played with dice, from which craps is derived
A device used to connect one thing to another:
An instance of being inadvertent; an oversight.
Something that happens as a result of or in connection with something more important; minor event or episode, specif. one in a novel, play, etc.
The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.
Something that causes great suffering or distress; affliction; trial
Effort, especially when inconvenient or bothersome:
The definition of a wreck is something that has been destroyed, or a person who is upset or in poor health.
A single uninterrupted movement, especially when repeated or in a back-and-forth motion:
anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
The definition of a setback is an interruption in progress.
The chance happening of fortunate or adverse events; luck:
The chance happening of events with respect to how they affect someone; fortune; fate
Contingency means something that could happen or come up depending on other occurrences.
(Law) Happening independently of human will.
Not planned; random
Marked by or resulting from carelessness; negligent:
Likely to happen as a result or concomitant
Not under conscious control. Most of the biological processes in animals that are vital to life, such as contraction of the heart, blood flow, breathing, and digestion, are involuntary and controlled by the autonomic nervous system.
Good, beneficial, favorable, etc..
Not done on purpose
(Law) An occurrence, esp. a disaster, that is due entirely to the forces of nature and that could not reasonably have been prevented
A source or cause of sorrow; a misfortune:
A conclusion or judgment reached after consideration:
The definition of a decree is an official order or decision.
Careful planning or forethought, esp. with selfish motives
A program or policy stipulating a service or benefit:
Provision is defined as a supply of something or to the act of providing a supply of something.
The definition of intention is a determination or plan to do a specific thing.
What is required by this social or legal compulsion
Something that is intended; an aim or purpose.
An undertaking of a questionable nature, especially one involving intervention in another state's affairs.
Something that takes place; an event or incident:
(--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
The feeling that something unexpected has happened.
A certain indefinite number; certain ones (of)
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