Definition of


  1. (verb, stative) be incompatible; be or come into conflict
  2. (verb, contact) cause to collide
  3. (verb, contact) crash together with violent impact
    Two meteors clashed

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Collide

clash, jar

Alternate forms of Collide

Derivations: collider, collision

Hyponyms: crash, ram, shock, smash

Hypernyms: collide with, conflict, hit, impinge on, run into, strike

Origin of the word Collide

  1. 1621, from L. collidere "strike together," from com- "together" + l?dere "to strike, injure by striking," of unknown origin. For L. vowel change, see acquisition. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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