Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To come together with violent, direct impact.
  • intransitive verb To meet in opposition; conflict.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To strike together with force; come into violent contact; meet in opposition: as, the ships collided in midocean; their plans collided, or collided with each other.
  • To strike against; encounter with a shock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To strike or dash against.
  • intransitive verb To strike or dash against each other; to come into collision; to clash.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To impact directly, especially if violent
  • verb To come into conflict, or be incompatible

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb cause to collide
  • verb be incompatible; be or come into conflict
  • verb crash together with violent impact

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin collīdere : com-, com- + laedere, to strike.]

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From Latin collidere ("to strike or clash together"), from com- ("together") + laedere ("to strike, dash against, hurt"); see lesion.

Examples

  • GAME NOTES: Two team still very much in the hunt for the Big Ten title collide in East Lansing today, as the 11th-ranked Michigan State Spartans play host to the ninth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes.

    The News Tribune Blogs

  • GAME NOTES: Two team still very much in the hunt for the Big Ten title collide in East Lansing today, as the 11th-ranked Michigan State Spartans play host to the ninth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes.

    The News Tribune Blogs

  • It is also easier to determine the mass of a white dwarf accreting energy from a known type of star, than it is to figure out the mass and total energy two colliding white dwarfs will release…. if you even happen to see them before they collide, which isn't likely.

    Merging White Dwarfs Set Off Supernovae | Universe Today

  • It is also easier to determine the mass of a white dwarf accreting energy from a known type of star, than it is to figure out the mass and total energy two colliding white dwarfs will release…. if you even happen to see them before they collide, which isn't likely.

    Merging White Dwarfs Set Off Supernovae | Universe Today

  • This song was the perfect combination for the part of the book where the two worlds collide, which is probably why it was on repeat for ages as I wrote.

    May Blog Chain: Music

  • Improvised theater and the written word collide in this four-week run.

    Inspire Improv and Inspire Change - Reading Local: Portland

  • The worlds of hip-hop and ambient overlap more often than they collide, which is why Subtle is so welcome.

    Disquiet » Two Latter Day Trip-Hop MP3s

  • Previous article Police cars headed to two separate calls collide

    KING - Home

  • Thank you, and thank them for the result: great insights into what can happen when the cultures/customs of locals & gringos "collide".

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  • Thank you, and thank them for the result: great insights into what can happen when the cultures/customs of locals & gringos "collide".

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  • "I think that anyone people is both good and bad.

    In hospital I'm collide with people of different peoples and different creed, but I do not do among them distinction."

    - Marina.

    December 1, 2007