What does Clash mean?

Definitions for Clash
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clang, clangor, clangour, clangoring, clank, clash, crash(noun)

    a loud resonant repeating noise

    "he could hear the clang of distant bells"

  2. clash, friction(noun)

    a state of conflict between persons

  3. clash(noun)

    a state of conflict between colors

    "her dress was a disturbing clash of colors"

  4. brush, clash, encounter, skirmish(verb)

    a minor short-term fight

  5. collide, clash(verb)

    crash together with violent impact

    "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed"

  6. clash, jar, collide(verb)

    be incompatible; be or come into conflict

    "These colors clash"

  7. clash(verb)

    disagree violently

    "We clashed over the new farm policies"

Wiktionary

  1. clash(Noun)

    A loud sound.

    I heard a clash from the kitchen, and rushed in to find the cat had knocked over some pots and pans.

    Etymology: Of imitative origin.

  2. clash(Noun)

    A skirmish, a hostile encounter.

    Etymology: Of imitative origin.

  3. clash(Noun)

    a match; a game between two sides.

    Etymology: Of imitative origin.

  4. clash(Noun)

    An angry argument

    Etymology: Of imitative origin.

  5. clash(Noun)

    Opposition; contradiction; such as between differing or contending interests, views, purposes etc.

    Etymology: Of imitative origin.

  6. clash(Noun)

    A combination of garments that do not look good together, especially because of conflicting colours.

    She was wearing a horrible clash of red and orange.

    Etymology: Of imitative origin.

  7. clash(Noun)

    An instance of restarting the game after a "dead ball", where it is dropped between two opposing players, who can fight for possession.

    Etymology: Of imitative origin.

  8. clash(Verb)

    to make a loud clash

    The plates clashed to the floor.

    Etymology: Of imitative origin.

  9. clash(Verb)

    to come into violent conflict

    Fans from opposing teams clashed on the streets after the game.

    Etymology: Of imitative origin.

  10. clash(Verb)

    to argue angrily

    My parents often clashed about minor things, such as the cleaning or shopping rota.

    Etymology: Of imitative origin.

  11. clash(Verb)

    to not look good together.

    Etymology: Of imitative origin.

  12. clash(Verb)

    to coincide, to happen at the same time, thereby rendering it impossible to attend all.

    I can't come to your wedding as it clashes with a friend's funeral.

    Etymology: Of imitative origin.

  13. clash(Verb)

    to face each other in an important game.

    Etymology: Of imitative origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clash(verb)

    to make a noise by striking against something; to dash noisily together

    Etymology: [Of imitative origin; cf. G. klatschen, Prov. G. kleschen, D. kletsen, Dan. klaske, E. clack.]

  2. Clash(verb)

    to meet in opposition; to act in a contrary direction; to come onto collision; to interfere

    Etymology: [Of imitative origin; cf. G. klatschen, Prov. G. kleschen, D. kletsen, Dan. klaske, E. clack.]

  3. Clash(verb)

    to strike noisily against or together

    Etymology: [Of imitative origin; cf. G. klatschen, Prov. G. kleschen, D. kletsen, Dan. klaske, E. clack.]

  4. Clash(noun)

    a loud noise resulting from collision; a noisy collision of bodies; a collision

    Etymology: [Of imitative origin; cf. G. klatschen, Prov. G. kleschen, D. kletsen, Dan. klaske, E. clack.]

  5. Clash(noun)

    opposition; contradiction; as between differing or contending interests, views, purposes, etc

    Etymology: [Of imitative origin; cf. G. klatschen, Prov. G. kleschen, D. kletsen, Dan. klaske, E. clack.]

Freebase

  1. Clash

    Clash is a popular music and fashion magazine based in the United Kingdom. Its magazine title is published 12 times a year. The magazine alternates between modern bands such as The Horrors, Florence & The Machine and Jamie xx as well as hip-hop artists like DJ Shadow, Kanye West and Beastie Boys, who have all had cover spots in recent issues. It concentrates on music and fashion, and often their effect on surrounding culture, as well as film and technology. However they do also have a common theme throughout their reviews of slandering musicians who don't coincide with their almost extremist views and ideals of music - possibly for comedic value and entertainment for those who read the magazine. The magazine won the Best New Magazine award in 2004 at the PPA Magazine Awards and has won further awards in England and Scotland. Most notably, Magazine Of The Year at the 2011 Record Of The Day Awards. At the turn of 2011, Clash Magazine took on an entirely new look, ditching the previous glossy feel and music led design, for an altogether more artistically led approach. The publication is based around the larger Clash brand, which extends to live events around the country and festival partnerships/parties, and the website ClashMusic.com. 2011 saw Clash partner Levi's and Spotify to bring Primal Scream to London's Electric Brixton for one of their final shows with the former Stone Roses member, Mani.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clash

    klash, n. a loud noise, such as is caused by the striking together of weapons: opposition: contradiction: (Scot.) chatter, country talk.—v.i. to dash noisily together: to meet in opposition: to act in a contrary direction: to disagree: (Scot.) to gossip.—v.t. to strike noisily against.—n. Clash′ing, a striking against: opposition. [Formed from the sound, like Ger. and Sw. klatsch.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Clash' in Nouns Frequency: #2001

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Clash in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Clash in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Clash in a Sentence

  1. Alfred North Whitehead:

    A clash of doctrines is not a disaster--it is an opportunity.

  2. Roy Gutterman:

    I can see this popping up more and more, it would be reasonable to see similar suits popping up with the events in Charlottesville. Left-wing protesters clash with conservatives over the scheduled appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos. ( The Associated Press) Last August, a rally in opposition to the removal of a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the campus of the University of Virginia turned violent as white supremacists and neo-Nazis clashed with counterprotestors. Heather Heyer, 32, was killed when James Alex Fields Jr. drove a 2010 Dodge Challenger into a crowd on a pedestrian mall. Roy Gutterman predicted the success of any future lawsuit depends on the motives of the plaintiffs, and how the court rules.

  3. Louis Aragon:

    Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.

  4. Susan MacManus:

    It’s two people with understanding of grassroots-level campaigning, two state politicians with two different views of the world, it’s a clash of titans, I would say.

  5. Julia Stiles:

    Wow, I didn’t expect that. What was supposed to be a shout out of products I like, suddenly becomes an invitation to comment on my baby, and my ability as a mother. That’s the internet for you… but also, Instagrammers: instead of writing snarky comments about a 5 week old, try dancing around your living room to a Clash record. It’s way more fun.

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Translations for Clash

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  • يتصادم, تصادمArabic
  • трясък, сблъсквам се, тряскамBulgarian
  • střetCzech
  • Zusammenstoß, Auseinandersetzung, ClashGerman
  • κλαγγή, βροντώ, συγκρούομαι, κλαγγάζωGreek
  • colisionSpanish
  • برخوردPersian
  • kalskahdus, yhteenotto, kalskahtaa, kalske, ottaa yhteenFinnish
  • cliquetis, échauffourée, fracas, escarmouche, s'affronterFrench
  • gliongScottish Gaelic
  • संघर्षHindi
  • csattanásHungarian
  • scontro, zuffa, cozzare, scontrarsi, schermaglia, baruffaItalian
  • clashNorwegian
  • столкновение, стычка, громыхание, гул, сталкиваться, лязг, разборка, грохот, греметь, грохотать, конфликтоватьRussian
  • skräll, smällSwedish
  • 衝突Chinese

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