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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clash, jar, collide(verb)

    be incompatible; be or come into conflict

    "These colors clash"

  2. collide(verb)

    cause to collide

    "The physicists collided the particles"

  3. collide, clash(verb)

    crash together with violent impact

    "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed"


  1. collide(Verb)

    To impact directly, especially if violent

    When a body collides with another, then momentum is conserved.

    Etymology: From collidere, from com- + laedere; see lesion.

  2. collide(Verb)

    To come into conflict, or be incompatible

    Tibet collided with the modern world.

    Etymology: From collidere, from com- + laedere; see lesion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collide(verb)

    to strike or dash against each other; to come into collision; to clash; as, the vessels collided; their interests collided

    Etymology: [L. collidere, collisum; col- + laedere to strike. See Lesion.]

  2. Collide(verb)

    to strike or dash against

    Etymology: [L. collidere, collisum; col- + laedere to strike. See Lesion.]


  1. Collide

    Collide is a music duo founded in 1992, in Los Angeles, California, USA, that has incorporated elements of trip hop, synthpop and music from the Middle East into their sound. Their imagery is said to be a wicked and neo-dark version of Scheherazade Arabian Nights tales. The name comes from the 'collision' of musical styles, primarily the ethereal vocals provided by kaRIN and the electronic music provided by Statik. Collide's debut album, Beneath the Skin, was released in 1996, followed by a remix album, Distort, in 1998 containing remixes by artists such as Kneel Cohn of the bands Spirits In Sin and The Dead Stars On Hollywood. Dissatisfied with the music industry, Collide started their own record label, Noiseplus Music, and in 2000, they released their second studio album, Chasing the Ghost. Three years later, they released their third studio album, Some Kind of Strange. The following year, the band released another remix album, Vortex, containing remixes by numerous remix artists, including Charlie Clouser. Joining kaRIN and Statik this time around, and for their first live performances a little later in the year, were Scott Landes, Rogerio Silva, Chaz Pease, and Kai Kurosawa.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Collide

    kol-īd′, v.i. to dash together: to clash.—p.adjs. Collid′ed, Collid′ing.—ns. Colli′sion, state of being struck together: conflict: opposition: clashing; Colli′sion-mat; a mat for covering a hole in a ship's side caused by a collision. [L. collidĕre, collisumcol, together, lædĕre, to strike.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of collide in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of collide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of collide in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The earth will not be destroyed by any size of asteroids that would collide with it or any aliens but by those people dwelling on this planet only and are devoid of human feelings.

  2. Ian Madin:

    As the two plates collide.

  3. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg:

    When a book and a head collide and there is a hollow sound, is it always from the book?

  4. Sean Marshall:

    Should this asteroid come closer than the geostationary satellites, it would be a rare occurrence -- that only happens about once per decade for large asteroids, what we know for sure is that it will not collide with Earth this month, so do not panic.

  5. John Ryman:

    I don't believe anything. I only know some things to a greater degree of certainty than others. - from When Galaxies Collide

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