collide

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v collide crash together with violent impact "The cars collided","Two meteors clashed"
    • v collide cause to collide "The physicists collided the particles"
    • v collide be incompatible; be or come into conflict "These colors clash"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the United States birds and planes collided more than 22,000 times between the years of 1990 and 1998
    • v. i Collide To strike or dash against each other; to come into collision; to clash; as, the vessels collided; their interests collided . "Across this space the attraction urges them. They collide , they recoil, they oscillate.""No longer rocking and swaying, but clashing and colliding ."
    • v. t Collide To strike or dash against. "Scintillations are . . . inflammable effluencies from the bodies collided ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: NASA scientists have concluded that the state of California is moving north and will collide with the state of Alaska in roughly 150 million years
    • collide To strike together with force; come into violent contact; meet in opposition: as, the ships collided in midocean; their plans collided, or collided with each other.
    • collide To strike against; encounter with a shock.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Collide kol-īd′ to dash together: to clash
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. collidere, collisum,; col-, + laedere, to strike. See Lesion
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. collidĕre, collisumcol, together, lædĕre, to strike.

Usage

In literature:

But the glare of the candle led him astray, and he collided blindly with Jerry.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
In her departure she nearly collided with Hartmann who was entering from the offices.
"The Return of Peter Grimm" by David Belasco
Mrs. Wladek spun and ran for the door, her eyes wide; but she collided with a desk and backed off, and then managed to find her way.
"Hex" by Laurence Mark Janifer (AKA Larry M. Harris)
Ivy gave Laura a nudge and the latter, turning suddenly, collided with another girl.
"Peggy-Alone" by Mary Agnes Byrne
They collide, they recoil, they oscillate.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
When the spar collided with the stays he felt as if arms and legs would be wrenched from his body.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Of course he tried to ride it down Castle Hill, and collided violently with a milk cart.
"War and the Weird" by Forbes Phillips
Checking his horse Lieutenant Smyth wheeled it about, and he and the dervish collided.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
The person with whom she had collided also recovered a lost balance and turned to looked at her.
"The Dragon's Secret" by Augusta Huiell Seaman
The girls screamed with fright at the unexpected shock and the dreadful jolt they received when the cars collided.
"Polly's Business Venture" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
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In poetry:

The Blue and the Gray collided one day
In the future great town of Missouri,
And if all that we hear is the truth, 'twould appear
That they tackled each other with fury.
"The Blue And Gray" by Eugene Field
We rose at dawn to three boys singing Rudolph.
We listened numbly to their shouts of glee.
The kitten threw up tinsel on the carpet.
The fire truck collided with the tree, requiring
"Remembrance of Christmas Past" by Judith Viorst
All's overgrown with people. A ruin's a rather stubborn
architectural style. And the hearts's distinction from a pitch-black cavern
isn't that great; not great enough to fear
that we may collide again like blind eggs somewhere.
"Elegy" by Joseph Brodsky

In news:

Humvee collides with RV in Chichester on Sunday.
Humvee collides with RV in Chichester on Sunday.
In a court battle over the future of Peach Lake, two suburban imperatives are colliding in this remote corner of Westchester County: the need for affordable housing and the yearning for open spaces.
Authorities say two motorcycles have collided while escorting first lady Michelle Obama.
Man and machine will collide to form a gnashing, gnawing tangle of cyber metal courtesy of Fear Factory on June 5.
Past, present and future collide on Hue streets.
Country, city collide as Mountain Music moves downtown.
Two worlds are colliding in criminal court here this week, the result of a shooting last fall that reinforced a cultural gulf between the United States and Japan.
Windstorm Forces Drastic Action as Rig Collides With City Dock.
His new Porsche and a larger car collided at a highway intersection.
Jewish Holy Days Collide With Fashion's Big Event.
Killeen — A Fort Hood soldier and his female passenger were killed early this morning when their truck collided with a passing train.
Integral pinpoints stellar winds colliding at our cosmic doorstep.
Where business, culture, and the new, reduced American Dream collide.
Punk and Sheamus collide following AJ's resignation, but Ryback has the last word .
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In science:

The first and last particles will collide if x1 − m = xn , and two adjacent particles will collide if xi = xi+1 ; these walls are the same as the walls of the Weyl chamber.
Random Walk in an Alcove of an Affine Weyl Group, and Non-Colliding Random Walks on an Interval
Consider the first time at which two particles collide, and the first pair of particles i and j which collide at that time.
Random Walk in an Alcove of an Affine Weyl Group, and Non-Colliding Random Walks on an Interval
As two clouds collide, whether originally atomic or molecular, the colliding parts are instantly ionized and reach temperatures of T > ∼ 106 K (depending on original collision velocity).
Colliding molecular clouds in head-on galaxy collisions
Karlen, “Pad geometry study for a linear collider TPC”, published in the proceedings of the International Workshop on Linear Colliders (LCWS 2002), Jeju Island, Korea, 2002. R.
Spatial Resolution Studies with a GEM-TPC in High Magnetic Fields
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) , is a hadron-hadron collider to be installed in the Large Electron Positron (LEP) tunnel at the CERN Laboratory (the European Laboratory for Particle Physics outside Geneva, Switzerland).
The CMS High Level Trigger
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