Synonyms of incident


1. incident, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event

usage: a single distinct event

2. incident, disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle

usage: a public disturbance; "the police investigated an incident at the bus station"


1. incident

usage: falling or striking of light rays on something; "incident light"

2. incidental (vs. basic), incident, omissible, parenthetic, parenthetical, peripheral, secondary

usage: (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change"

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

Definition and meaning of incident (Dictionary)