from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To come together with violent, direct impact.
- intransitive v. To meet in opposition; conflict: "an unlikely foray by an industrial conglomerate into the terrain where entertainment and merchandising collide” ( Laura Bird).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To impact directly, especially if violent
- v. To come into conflict, or be incompatible
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To strike or dash against each other; to come into collision; to clash.
- transitive v. To strike or dash against.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to collide
- v. be incompatible; be or come into conflict
- v. crash together with violent impact
Latin collīdere : com-, com- + laedere, to strike.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin collidere ("to strike or clash together"), from com- ("together") + laedere ("to strike, dash against, hurt"); see lesion. (Wiktionary)