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


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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


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