What does coincide mean?

Definitions for coincide
ˌkoʊ ɪnˈsaɪdco·in·cide

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coincide, co-occur, cooccurverb

    go with, fall together

  2. concur, coincideverb

    happen simultaneously

    "The two events coincided"

  3. coincideverb

    be the same

    "our views on this matter coincided"


  1. coincideverb

    To occupy exactly the same space.

    The two squares coincide nicely.

  2. coincideverb

    To occur at the same time.

    The conference will coincide with his vacation.

  3. coincideverb

    To correspond, concur, or agree.

    Our ideas coincide, except in certain areas.

  4. Etymology: From coïncider, from coincidere (co- + incidere)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To COINCIDEverb

    Etymology: coincido, Latin.

    If the equator and ecliptick had coincided, it would have rendered the annual revolution of the earth quite useless. George Cheyne, Phil. Prin.

    The rules of right judgment, and of good ratiocination, often coincide with each other. Isaac Watts, Logick.


  1. coincide

    A coincidence is a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances that have no apparent causal connection with one another. The perception of remarkable coincidences may lead to supernatural, occult, or paranormal claims, or it may lead to belief in fatalism, which is a doctrine that events will happen in the exact manner of a predetermined plan. In general, the perception of coincidence, for lack of more sophisticated explanations, can serve as a link to folk psychology and philosophy.From a statistical perspective, coincidences are inevitable and often less remarkable than they may appear intuitively. Usually, coincidences are chance events with underestimated probability. An example is the birthday problem, which shows that the probability of two persons having the same birthday already exceeds 50% in a group of only 23 persons.


  1. coincide

    To coincide generally means to occur or exist at the same time or in the same place. It can also refer to matching or agreeing on something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coincidenoun

    to occupy the same place in space, as two equal triangles, when placed one on the other

  2. Coincidenoun

    to occur at the same time; to be contemporaneous; as, the fall of Granada coincided with the discovery of America

  3. Coincidenoun

    to correspond exactly; to agree; to concur; as, our aims coincide

  4. Etymology: [L. co- + incidere to fall on; in + cadere to fall: cf. F. concider. See Chance, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Coincide

    kō-in-sīd′, v.i. to fall in with, or agree, in opinion: to correspond: to be identical.—ns. Coin′cidence, act or condition of coinciding: the occurrence of an event at the same time as another event, without any apparent connection; Coin′cidency.—adjs. Coin′cident, Coincident′al.—adv. Coin′cidently. [L. co-, together, incidĕrein, in, cadĕre, to fall.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'coincide' in Verbs Frequency: #825

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coincide in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coincide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of coincide in a Sentence

  1. Jose Angel Mendoza:

    But up to now what's clear is that areas where the FARC are coincide with areas of cultivation. And so in that order of ideas things continue much as they were.

  2. Denys Zhadanov:

    Adjust strategically with Apple’s editorial calendar, say everyone knows that the back-to-school campaign starts in August, so if you have an app for students, make a new release or a price drop to coincide with that.

  3. Stephen Fry:

    This year, the stars have colluded and collided in such a way to make the BAFTAs coincide with Valentine's Day, love between two women, love between roman catholic priests ... and... their lawyers.

  4. Attorney General Lynch:

    It would have been extremely far-thinking of people 30 years ago to sentence Mr. Pollard and set this mandatory release date to coincide with the Iran deal. And if they were able to pull that off I would be quite impressed.

  5. William Reinsch:

    I'm gloomy about the prospects for cooperation on anything, except maybe climate, where their interests coincide.

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