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clang, clangor, clangour, clangoring, clank, clash, crashnoun
a loud resonant repeating noise
"he could hear the clang of distant bells"
a state of conflict between persons
a state of conflict between colors
"her dress was a disturbing clash of colors"
brush, clash, encounter, skirmishverb
a minor short-term fight
crash together with violent impact
"The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed"
clash, jar, collideverb
be incompatible; be or come into conflict
"These colors clash"
"We clashed over the new farm policies"
A loud sound.
I heard a clash from the kitchen, and rushed in to find the cat had knocked over some pots and pans.
A skirmish, a hostile encounter.
a match; a game between two sides.
An angry argument
Opposition; contradiction; such as between differing or contending interests, views, purposes etc.
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.
An instance of restarting the game after a "dead ball", where it is dropped between two opposing players, who can fight for possession.
to make a loud clash
The plates clashed to the floor.
to come into violent conflict
Fans from opposing teams clashed on the streets after the game.
to argue angrily
My parents often clashed about minor things, such as the cleaning or shopping rota.
to not look good together.
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.
to face each other in an important game.
Etymology: Of imitative origin.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
The clash of arms and voice of men we hear. John Denham.
He nobly seiz’d thee in the dire alarms
Of war and slaughter and the clash of arms. Alexander Pope, Odyss.
Then from the clashes between popes and kings,
Debate, like sparks from flint’s collision, springs. John Denham.
In the very next line he reconciles the fathers and scripture, and shews there is no clash betwixt them. Francis Atterbury.
To strike one thing against another, so as to produce a noise.
The nodding statue clash’d his arms,
And with a sullen sound and feeble cry,
Half sunk, and half pronounced the word of victory. Dryd.
Etymology: kletsen, Dut. to make a noise.
Three times, as of the clashing sound
Of arms, we heard. John Denham.
Those few that should happen to clash, might rebound after the collision; or if they cohered, yet, by the real conflict with other atoms, might be separated again. Richard Bentley.
How many candles may send out their light, without clashing upon one another; which argues the smallness of the parts of light, and the largeness of the interstices between particles of air and other bodies. George Cheyne, Phil. Prin.
Neither was there any queen-mother who might clash with his counsellors for authority. Francis Bacon, Henry VIII.
Those that will not be convinced what a help this is to the magistracy, would find it, if they should chance to clash. Robert South, Sermons.
Wherever there are men, there will be clashing sometime or other; and a knock, or a contest, spoils all. Roger L'Estrange.
The absurdity in this instance is obvious; and yet every time that clashing metaphors are put together, this fault is committed. Spectator, №. 595.
to make a noise by striking against something; to dash noisily together
to meet in opposition; to act in a contrary direction; to come onto collision; to interfere
to strike noisily against or together
a loud noise resulting from collision; a noisy collision of bodies; a collision
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.]
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
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.]
Song lyrics by clash -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by clash on the Lyrics.com website.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Clash is ranked #74375 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Clash surname appeared 260 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Clash.
72.3% or 188 total occurrences were Black.
20.3% or 53 total occurrences were White.
5% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.9% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'clash' in Nouns Frequency: #2001
The numerical value of clash in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of clash in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of clash in a Sentence
Filmy style is used by Govt to snub the voice of dissentors. Send own Goondas in the midst of villages to pelt stone on protestors and to make them clash and bootlicking media covers the picture through camera in such a way that it misguide viewers
Change is hard for the military, it’s a big culture clash, but it's becoming more and more apparent to folks in the (Department of Defense) that innovation is good, that change is good, and that stagnation ... is not good.
This is not, and we should not let it become, a clash of civilizations.
There was a huge clash between the police and the young people and clouds of tear gas. I saw old women pushed over by the surging crowd. It was serious.
Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage, chapter 8:
He saw that it was an ironical thing for him to be running thus toward that which he had been at such pains to avoid. But he said, in substance, to himself that if the earth and the moon were about to clash, many people would doubtless plan to get upon the roofs to witness the collision.
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Translations for clash
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- يتصادم, تصادمArabic
- трясък, тряскам, сблъсквам сеBulgarian
- Auseinandersetzung, Clash, ZusammenstoßGerman
- κλαγγή, κλαγγάζω, βροντώ, συγκρούομαιGreek
- kalskahtaa, ottaa yhteen, yhteenotto, kalske, kalskahdusFinnish
- s'affronter, escarmouche, fracas, échauffourée, cliquetisFrench
- gliongScottish Gaelic
- schermaglia, baruffa, scontrarsi, cozzare, zuffa, scontroItalian
- стычка, конфликтовать, грохотать, греметь, грохот, разборка, лязг, сталкиваться, гул, громыхание, столкновениеRussian
- smäll, skrällSwedish
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