1. Noun.  An unexpected event with negative consequences occurring without the intention of the one suffering the consequences.
  2. Noun.  Any chance event.
  3. Noun.  (uncountable) Chance.
  4. Noun.  (context, transport) An unintended event such as a collision that causes damage or death.
  5. Noun.  Any property, fact, or relation that is the result of chance or is nonessential.
  6. Noun.  (euphemistic) An instance of incontinence.
  7. Noun.  (euphemistic) An unintended pregnancy.
  8. Noun.  (philosophy, logic) A quality or attribute in distinction from the substance, as ''sweetness'', ''softness''.
  9. Noun.  (grammar) A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, as gender, number, case.
  10. Noun.  (geology) An irregular surface feature with no apparent cause.
  11. Noun.  (heraldry) A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms.
  12. Noun.  (legal) casus; such unforeseen, extraordinary, extraneous interference as is out of the range of ordinary calculation.
  13. Noun.  (military) An unplanned event that results in injury (including death) or occupational illness to person(s) and/or damage to property, exclusive of injury and/or damage caused by action of an enemy or hostile force.
  14. Noun.  (context, uncountable) Appearance, manifestation.

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