- incident point,
- incidental music,
- incidental parasite,
Origin of incident
Examples from the Web for incident
The “crying” incident is thought to have hurt Muskie in the primary--which he won handily, but with under 50 percent of the vote.
“I guess it was their first incident where they lose a plane,” said Dobersberger, the travel agent.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The incident sparked his belief in Santa, but he would have to wait nearly two decades before dressing up as Jolly St. Nick.Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus|Ben Jacobs|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The actor recalls an incident when his daughter was younger.
But then somebody posted on YouTube a video of the incident, one that actually helps the police.
This incident served Henry as a pretence for his severity towards that prince.
An incident, illustrative of his summary methods of dealing with the insolence of his enemies in authority, occurred at Pensacola.The Battle of New Orleans|Zachary F. Smith
Our next time up after our Christmas Day experiences were full of incident and adventure.Bullets & Billets|Bruce Bairnsfather
Tell the story as you would tell them an incident you have just seen.Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10|Charles Herbert Sylvester
With my conflicting thoughts about Julianna, I forgot the incident.The Blue Wall|Richard Washburn Child
Word Origin for incident
early 15c., "something which occurs casually in connection with something else," from Middle French incident and directly from Latin incidentem (nominative incidens), present participle of incidere "happen, befall," from in- "on" + -cidere, comb. form of cadere "to fall" (see case (n.1)). Sense of "an occurrence viewed as a separate circumstance" is from mid-15c. Meaning "event that might trigger a crisis or political unrest" first attested 1913.
"conducive (to), contributing (to)," early 15c., from Middle French incident (adj.) or directly from Latin incidens, present participle of incidere (see incident (n.)).