An example of incident is seeing a butterfly while taking a walk.
An example of incident is someone going to jail after being arrested for shoplifting.
The cares incident to parenthood.
Origin of incident
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Recorded since 1412, from Middle French incident, from Latin incidens, the present active participle of incidō (“to happen, befall”), itself from in- (“on”) + -cidō, the combining form of cadō (“to fall”).