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Clash definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CLASH, v.i.
1. To strike against; to drive against with force.
Note. The sense of this word is simply to strike against or meet with force; but when two sounding bodies strike together, the effect is a sound. Hence the word often implies, to strike with a noise, as clashing arms.
2. To meet in opposition; to be contrary; to act in a contrary direction; to interfere, as opposing persons, minds, views, interests, etc.; as, the opinions of men clash; clashing interests.
Independent jurisdictions--could not fail to clash.
CLASH, v.t. To strike one thing against another, with sound.
1. A meeting of bodies with violence; a striking together with noise; collision, or noisy collision of bodies; as the clash of arms.
2. Opposition; contradiction; as between differing or contending interests, views, purposes, etc.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells" [syn: clang, clangor, clangour, clangoring, clank, clash, crash]
2: a state of conflict between persons [syn: clash, friction]
3: a state of conflict between colors; "her dress was a disturbing clash of colors"
4: a minor short-term fight [syn: brush, clash, encounter, skirmish] v
1: crash together with violent impact; "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed" [syn: collide, clash]
2: be incompatible; be or come into conflict; "These colors clash" [syn: clash, jar, collide]
3: disagree violently; "We clashed over the new farm policies"

Merriam Webster's

I. verb Etymology: imitative Date: circa 1500 intransitive verb 1. to make a clash <cymbals clashed> 2. to come into conflict <where ignorant armies clash by night Matthew Arnold>; also to be incompatible <the colors clashed> transitive verb to cause to clash clasher noun II. noun Date: 1513 1. a noisy usually metallic sound of collision 2. a. a hostile encounter ; skirmish b. a sharp conflict <a clash of opinions>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a a loud jarring sound as of metal objects being struck together. b a collision, esp. with force. 2 a a conflict or disagreement. b a discord of colours etc. --v. 1 a intr. make a clashing sound. b tr. cause to clash. 2 intr. collide; coincide awkwardly. 3 intr. (often foll. by with) a come into conflict or be at variance. b (of colours) be discordant. Derivatives: clasher n. Etymology: imit.: cf. clack, clang, crack, crash

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Clash Clash, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Clashed; p. pr. & vb. n. Clashing.] [Of imitative origin; cf. G. klatschen, Prov. G. kleschen, D. kletsen, Dan. klaske, E. clack.] 1. To make a noise by striking against something; to dash noisily together. 2. To meet in opposition; to act in a contrary direction; to come onto collision; to interfere. However some of his interests might clash with those of the chief adjacent colony. --Palfrey.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Clash Clash, v. t. To strike noisily against or together.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Clash Clash n. 1. A loud noise resulting from collision; a noisy collision of bodies; a collision. The roll of cannon and clash of arms. --Tennyson. 2. Opposition; contradiction; as between differing or contending interests, views, purposes, etc. Clashes between popes and kings. --Denham.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(clashes, clashing, clashed) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. When people clash, they fight, argue, or disagree with each other. (JOURNALISM) A group of 400 demonstrators clashed with police... Behind the scenes, Parsons clashed with almost everyone on the show... The United States and Israel clashed over demands for a UN investigation into the killings. V-RECIP: V with n, V with n, pl-n V Clash is also a noun. There have been a number of clashes between police in riot gear and demonstrators. N-COUNT: oft N between/with n 2. Beliefs, ideas, or qualities that clash with each other are very different from each other and therefore are opposed. Don't make any policy decisions which clash with official company thinking... Here, morality and good sentiments clash headlong. V-RECIP: V with n, pl-n V Clash is also a noun. Inside government, there was a clash of views. N-COUNT: N of n 3. If one event clashes with another, the two events happen at the same time so that you cannot attend both of them. The detective changed his holiday dates when his flight was brought forward and it now clashed with the trial. VERB: V with n 4. If one colour or style clashes with another, the colours or styles look ugly together. You can also say that two colours or styles clash. The red door clashed with the soft, natural tones of the stone walls... So what if the colours clashed? V-RECIP: V with n, pl-n V

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. n. 1. Collide, crash together, come into collision, strike against each other. 2. Clank, clang, crash, clatter, rattle. 3. Disagree, contend, interfere, be mutually opposed, act in a contrary direction. II. n. 1. Collision. 2. Clang, clank, clangor, clashing, crash clatter, rattle. 3. Opposition, contradiction, interference, clashing, jar, jarring, disagreement.

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