Definition of collide
1 : to come together with solid or direct impact <The car collided with a tree.> <Two helicopters collided.>
2 : clash <colliding cultures> <Science and religion collided in the court.>
Examples of collide in a sentence
Two football players collided on the field.
<a story of what happens when modern American mores and traditional Asian values collide>
Origin and Etymology of collide
Latin collidere, from com- + laedere to injure by striking
First Known Use: 1700
COLLIDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of collide for English Language Learners
: to hit something or each other with strong force : to crash together or to crash into something
COLLIDE Defined for Kids
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