Definition of Collide

1. Verb. Be incompatible; be or come into conflict. "These colors clash"

Exact synonyms: Clash, Jar
Generic synonyms: Conflict
Derivative terms: Clash, Collision

2. Verb. Cause to collide. "The physicists collided the particles"
Specialized synonyms: Crash
Derivative terms: Collider, Collision

3. Verb. Crash together with violent impact. "These cars won't collide "; "Two meteors clashed"
Exact synonyms: Clash
Generic synonyms: Collide With, Hit, Impinge On, Run Into, Strike
Specialized synonyms: Smash, Shock, Crash, Ram
Derivative terms: Collision, Collision

Definition of Collide

1. v. i. To strike or dash against each other; to come into collision; to clash; as, the vessels collided; their interests collided.

2. v. t. To strike or dash against.

Definition of Collide

1. Verb. To impact directly, especially if violent ¹

2. Verb. To come into conflict, or be incompatible ¹

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Definition of Collide

1. to come together with violent impact [v -LIDED, -LIDING, -LIDES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Collide

colliculus cartilaginis arytenoideae
colliculus facialis
colliculus inferior
colliculus of arytenoid cartilage
colliculus superior
collide (current term)
collide with
collier's lung

Literary usage of Collide

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1914)
"For paths between A and Ba particle would collide with M on rebounding from N but the component Pig. j.—A diagram illustrating how translational motion ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Schele de Vere, Americanisms (1872), is aware of this criticism, but says collide is a good English word. (He also says the British prefer to collision, ..."

3. Stoic and Epicurean by Robert Drew Hicks (1910)
"... called forth the enthusiasm of Fleeming Jenkin, belongs to an unreal or imaginary universe in which free atoms never collide because they never decline. ..."

4. Journal of the Proceedings of a Convention of Literary and Scientific by New York University (1831)
"If they collide, so be it. The collision is nothing more than that of minds honestly aiming at the same great end. Let every sentiment be advanced with the ..."

5. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1891)
"Highly finished, finely elaborated, delicately Hit» v. HI Clash, collide, come in contact, strike together. mirthful, in high spirits, exhilarated. ..."

6. Encyclopaedia of Ships and Shipping by Herbert B. Mason (1908)
"leading ships were certain to collide. The Camper- down in the manœuvre fatally rammed the flagship Victoria and cut her open, and she sank within a few ..."

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