from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To collide with a loud, harsh, usually metallic noise: cymbals clashing.
- intransitive v. To come into conflict; be in opposition: factions that clashed on a tax increase; an eyewitness account that clashed with published reports.
- intransitive v. To create an unpleasant visual impression when placed together: colors that clash.
- transitive v. To strike together with a loud, harsh, metallic noise.
- n. A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
- n. A conflict, as between opposing or irreconcilable ideas. See Synonyms at discord.
- n. An encounter between hostile forces; a battle or skirmish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A loud sound.
- n. A skirmish, a hostile encounter.
- n. a match; a game between two sides.
- n. An angry argument
- n. Opposition; contradiction; such as between differing or contending interests, views, purposes etc.
- n. A combination of garments that do not look good together, especially because of conflicting colours.
- n. An instance of restarting the game after a "dead ball", where it is dropped between two opposing players, who can fight for possession.
- v. to make a loud clash
- v. to come into violent conflict
- v. to argue angrily
- v. to not look good together.
- v. to coincide, to happen at the same time, thereby rendering it impossible to attend all.
- v. to face each other in an important game.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To make a noise by striking against something; to dash noisily together.
- intransitive v. To meet in opposition; to act in a contrary direction; to come onto collision; to interfere.
- transitive v. To strike noisily against or together.
- n. A loud noise resulting from collision; a noisy collision of bodies; a collision.
- n. Opposition; contradiction; as between differing or contending interests, views, purposes, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a loud harsh noise, as from a violent or sudden blow or collision.
- To dash against an object with a loud noise; come into violent and resounding collision; strike furiously.
- Figuratively, to act with opposing power or in a contrary direction; come into collision; contradict; interfere: as, their opinions and their interests clash.
- To talk; gossip idly; tattle; tell tales.
- To bang; strike, or strike against, with a resounding collision; strike sharply together.
- n. A sharp or harsh noise made by a blow, as upon a metallic surface; a sound produced by the violent collision of hard bodies; a striking together with noise; noisy collision.
- n. Figuratively, opposition; collision; contradiction, as between differing or conflicting interests, views, purposes, etc.
- n. Tittle-tattle; scandal; idle talk.
- n. A quantity of any moist substance thrown at something; a splash.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a loud resonant repeating noise
- n. a state of conflict between persons
- v. crash together with violent impact
- n. a state of conflict between colors
- v. disagree violently
- n. a minor short-term fight
- v. be incompatible; be or come into conflict
Imitative.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Of imitative origin. (Wiktionary)