What does crash mean?

Definitions for crash
kræʃcrash

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word crash.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clang, clangor, clangour, clangoring, clank, clash, crashnoun

    a loud resonant repeating noise

    "he could hear the clang of distant bells"

  2. crash, wrecknoun

    a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)

    "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"

  3. crash, collapsenoun

    a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)

  4. crash, smashnoun

    the act of colliding with something

    "his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"

  5. crashverb

    (computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative

    "the crash occurred during a thunderstorm and the system has been down ever since"

  6. crashverb

    fall or come down violently

    "The branch crashed down on my car"; "The plane crashed in the sea"

  7. crashverb

    move with, or as if with, a crashing noise

    "The car crashed through the glass door"

  8. crash, ramverb

    undergo damage or destruction on impact

    "the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post"

  9. crashverb

    move violently as through a barrier

    "The terrorists crashed the gate"

  10. crash, break up, break apartverb

    break violently or noisily; smash;

  11. crashverb

    occupy, usually uninvited

    "My son's friends crashed our house last weekend"

  12. crashverb

    make a sudden loud sound

    "the waves crashed on the shore and kept us awake all night"

  13. barge in, crash, gate-crashverb

    enter uninvited; informal

    "let's crash the party!"

  14. crashverb

    cause to crash

    "The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace"; "Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost"

  15. crash, dashverb

    hurl or thrust violently

    "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock"

  16. crashverb

    undergo a sudden and severe downturn

    "the economy crashed"; "will the stock market crash again?"

  17. crash, go downverb

    stop operating

    "My computer crashed last night"; "The system goes down at least once a week"

  18. doss, doss down, crashverb

    sleep in a convenient place

    "You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Crashnoun

    A loud sudden mixed sound, as of many things broken at the same time.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Senseless Ilium,
    Seeming to feel this blow, with flaming top
    Stoops to his base; and, with a hideous crash,
    Takes prisoner Pyrrhus’ ear. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    Moralizing sat I by the hazard-table: I look’d upon the uncertainty of riches, the decay of beauty, and the crash of worlds, with as much contempt as ever Plato did. Alexander Pope.

  2. To Crashverb

    To break or bruise.

    My master is the great rich Capulet; and if you be not of the house of Montague, I pray you come and crash a cup of wine. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

  3. To CRASHverb

    Etymology: a word probably formed from the thing.

    There shall be a great crashing from the hills. Zeph. i. 10.

    When convulsions cleave the lab’ring earth,
    Before the dismal yawn appears, the ground
    Trembles and heaves, the nodding houses crash. Smith.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crash

    to break in pieces violently; to dash together with noise and violence

  2. Crashverb

    to make a loud, clattering sound, as of many things falling and breaking at once; to break in pieces with a harsh noise

  3. Crashverb

    to break with violence and noise; as, the chimney in falling crashed through the roof

  4. Crashnoun

    a loud, sudden, confused sound, as of many things falling and breaking at once

  5. Crashnoun

    ruin; failure; sudden breaking down, as of a business house or a commercial enterprise

  6. Crashnoun

    coarse, heavy, narrow linen cloth, used esp. for towels

  7. Etymology: [OE. crashen, the same word as crasen to break, E. craze. See Craze.]

Freebase

  1. Crash

    Crash was a magazine dedicated to the ZX Spectrum home computer. It was published from 1984 to 1991 by Newsfield Publications Ltd until their liquidation, and then until 1992 by Europress.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crash

    krash, n. a noise as of things breaking or being crushed by falling; the shock of two bodies meeting: the failure of a commercial undertaking.—v.i. to fall to pieces with a loud noise: to move with such a noise.—v.t. to dash in pieces. [From the sound.]

  2. Crash

    krash, n. a coarse strong linen.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. crash

    1. n. A sudden, usually drastic failure. Most often said of the system (q.v., sense 1), esp. of magnetic disk drives (the term originally described what happens when the air gap of a hard disk collapses). “Three lusers lost their files in last night's disk crash.” A disk crash that involves the read/write heads dropping onto the surface of the disks and scraping off the oxide may also be referred to as a head crash, whereas the term system crash usually, though not always, implies that the operating system or other software was at fault. 2. v. To fail suddenly. “Has the system just crashed?” “Something crashed the OS!” See down. Also used transitively to indicate the cause of the crash (usually a person or a program, or both). “Those idiots playing SPACEWAR crashed the system.” 3. vi. Sometimes said of people hitting the sack after a long hacking run; see gronk out.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'crash' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4288

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'crash' in Nouns Frequency: #1691

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'crash' in Verbs Frequency: #677

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crash in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crash in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of crash in a Sentence

  1. Becky Lynch:

    To see where we came from to where we are now … and the hatred there, you know the hatred going out there and it’s just so sad., that’s somebody who I loved so much who I trusted with my life. We’ve been through everything together. We nearly died in a car crash together and just how much we despise each other now … I just wanted to rip her apart out there.

  2. Greg Waldron:

    A formal investigation will need to be conducted into this new crash. It's important not to speculate as to its causes. A final, conclusive report has yet to be issued in the case of the Lion crash.

  3. Laura Beil:

    I guess for them it was kind of like watching a car crash in slow motion. You can see things getting worse and worse, but you feel powerless to help. And that's how she felt and then it ended in this tragic way, so she was pretty devastated. The whole family is.

  4. Geraint Thomas:

    I'm fine but it's just frustrating as the crash happened at a key point in the race, i caught up for the final ascent, was moving up a bit and by the time I got to the top 15-20, that's when Alaphilippe and Pinot attacked over the top to take the bonus seconds and I was gassed for a bit. Geraint Thomas had Geraint Thomas team mate Michal Kwiatkowski to thank for Michal Kwiatkowski recovery.

  5. Ethiopian Airlines:

    After the Lion Air crash, questions were raised, so Boeing sent further instructions that it said pilots should know.

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Translations for crash

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  • حادث إصطدام, تحطمArabic
  • крушэ́нне, ава́рыя, катастро́фаBelarusian
  • катастро́фа, трясък, катастрофирам, разбивам, провал, срив, сриване, грохот, крах, с трясък, строшавам, сривам се, внезапноBulgarian
  • sammenstød, flystyrt, krash, overnatte, lyn-, crash, nedbrud, forceret, crashe, bragDanish
  • Zusammenstoß, anprallen, Absturz, Krachen, abstürzenGerman
  • kraŝiEsperanto
  • choque, chocarSpanish
  • pika-, törmäys, tappura, kolari, intensiivi-, rysähdys, romahdus, sortua, kuokkia, kaatua, onnettomuus, rohdin, kaatuminen, törmätä, romahtaa, lauma, romuttaa, törmäyttääFinnish
  • accident, descente, planter, plantage, krach, écrasement, s'écraser, pieuterFrench
  • baleset, szerencsétlenségHungarian
  • menabrakIndonesian
  • blocco, fracasso, imbucarsi, incidente, scontro, crolloItalian
  • クラッシュ, 激突, 墜落, クラッシュする, 衝突, 衝突するJapanese
  • 추락, 충돌Korean
  • ruinaLatin
  • bäikéierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • computercrash, knal, neerstorten, beurscrash, botsing, crash, binnenvallen, vastlopenDutch
  • wypadek, krach, awaria, grzmot, kraksaPolish
  • batida, falha, colidir, falhar, bater, chocar, invadirPortuguese
  • гро́хот, крах, врезаться, грохнуться, сломать, сломаться, круше́ние, поло́мка, разбиться, разбить, грохнуть, нагрянуть, переночевать, ава́рия, катастро́фаRussian
  • våldgästa, kraschaSwedish
  • ава́рія, катастро́фаUkrainian
  • tai nạnVietnamese
  • 碰撞Chinese

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