What does crash mean?

Definitions for crash
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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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crash

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

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

  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

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

  3. Crashverb

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

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

  4. Crashnoun

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

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

  5. Crashnoun

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

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

  6. Crashnoun

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

    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. David Ehrenreich:

    The extreme atmospheric conditions met in WASP-76b and its siblings, other 'ultra-hot' gas giants, are not found anywhere in our solar system and would be very difficult to reproduce in a lab, therefore, these exotic objects are unique laboratories to crash-test our climate models and understand the most extreme forms of atmospheric evolution.

  2. Ghyslain Wattrelos:

    This doesn't give hope, this is a moment I have been fearing, as long as there wasn't any evidence of a crash, of wounded, of dead or whatever, there was a little glimmer of hope for us.

  3. Nat Beuse:

    Over the last 20 months, we have provided the NTSB with complete access to information about our technology and the developments we have made since the crash, while we are proud of our progress, we will never lose sight of what brought us here or our responsibility to continue raising the bar on safety.

  4. Lenie de Jong-van Naarden:

    Many people, among them the Frank girls, slept leaning against their mother or father; everyone was dead tired. And then the tension: what would happen next? Perhaps the train would crash? There might be a bombardment; we were hoping for that. (...) A lot of people slept. It was simply a death train. People died [while] underway, and there were many dead when we arrived. I believe that we were in those cattle cars for two days and nights. After the war someone asked me: "Didn't you get anything to eat?" No, we didn't get anything, absolutely nothing.

  5. Rebecca Ivers:

    Appropriate use of child car seats significantly reduces the risk of death and serious injury in the event of a crash, this means having straps tight enough, making sure no straps are twisted, that the seatbelt and buckles are fastened, and that any tether straps are correctly anchored.

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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
  • 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

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