What does incidental mean?

Definitions for incidentalˌɪn sɪˈdɛn tl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word incidental.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incidental expense, incidental, minor expense(noun)

    (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified

    "he requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses"

  2. incidental(adj)

    an item that is incidental

  3. incidental, incident(adj)

    (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"

  4. incidental, nonessential(adj)

    not of prime or central importance

    "nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry"- Pubs.MLA

  5. attendant, consequent, accompanying, concomitant, incidental, ensuant, resultant, sequent(adj)

    following or accompanying as a consequence

    "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management"; "attendant circumstances"; "the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness"; "the ensuant response to his appeal"; "the resultant savings were considerable"


  1. incidental(Noun)

    Incidental expense.

    She's costing us a lot in incidentals.

  2. incidental(Adjective)

    Loosely associated; existing as a byproduct, tangent, or accident.

    That character, though colorful, is incidental to the overall plot.

  3. incidental(Adjective)

    Entering or approaching, prior to reflection (more frequently incident).


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incidental in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incidental in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. J. Edgar Hoover:

    Justice is incidental to law and order.

  2. Sorel Vorster:

    Very often Chiari is an incidental finding and if they don’t need immediate surgery we caution against it.

  3. Cyril Almeida:

    The blasphemy law is almost incidental to the larger trend of a radicalized society that has slipped out of the control of a weak state.

  4. Devin Nunes:

    This is a normal, incidental collection, based on what I could collect, this appears to be all legally collected foreign intelligence under.

  5. Peace Pilgrim:

    Make food a very incidental part of your life by filling your life so full of meaningful things that you'll hardly have time to think about food.

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