verb co·in·cide \ˌkō-ən-ˈsīd, ˈkō-ən-ˌ\

: to happen at the same time as something else

: to agree with something exactly : to be the same as something else


Full Definition of COINCIDE

intransitive verb
a :  to occupy the same place in space or time
b :  to occupy exactly corresponding or equivalent positions on a scale or in a series
:  to correspond in nature, character, or function
:  to be in accord or agreement :  concur

Examples of COINCIDE

  1. The goals of the business partners coincide.
  2. <the heaviest snowfall of the season coincided with the start of our weeklong ski vacation>

Origin of COINCIDE

Medieval Latin coincidere, from Latin co- + incidere to fall on, from in- + cadere to fall — more at chance
First Known Use: 1719

Synonym Discussion of COINCIDE

agree, concur, coincide mean to come into or be in harmony regarding a matter of opinion. agree implies complete accord usually attained by discussion and adjustment of differences <on some points we all can agree>. concur often implies approval of someone else's statement or decision <if my wife concurs, it's a deal>. coincide, used more often of opinions, judgments, wishes, or interests than of people, implies total agreement <their wishes coincide exactly with my desire>.
COINCIDE Defined for Kids


verb co·in·cide \ˌkō-ən-ˈsīd\

Definition of COINCIDE for Kids

:  to happen at the same time <The band's performance is scheduled to coincide with the fireworks.>
:  to agree exactly <Their goals coincided.>
:  to occupy the same space <The edges of the wallpaper must coincide.>


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