Definitions for: Clash


[n] a minor short-term fight
[n] a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells"
[n] a state of conflict between persons
[n] a state of conflict between colors; "her dress was a disturbing clash of colors"
[v] disagree violently; "We clashed over the new farm policies"
[v] crash together with violent impact; "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed"
[v] be incompatible; be or come into conflict; "These colors clash"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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


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.

Synonyms: brush, clang, clangor, clangoring, clangour, clank, collide, collide, crash, encounter, friction, jar, skirmish

See Also: collide with, combat, conflict, conflict, contretemps, crash, differ, disagree, dissent, fight, fighting, hit, impinge on, noise, ram, run into, shock, strike, take issue

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