Definition of Clash

1. Noun. A loud resonant repeating noise. "He could hear the clang of distant bells"

Exact synonyms: Clang, Clangor, Clangoring, Clangour, Clank, Crash
Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Clang, Clang, Clangor, Clangor, Clangorous, Clangour, Clank, Crash



2. Verb. Crash together with violent impact. "These cars won't clash "; "Two meteors clashed"
Exact synonyms: Collide
Generic synonyms: Collide With, Hit, Impinge On, Run Into, Strike
Specialized synonyms: Smash, Shock, Crash, Ram
Derivative terms: Collision, Collision

3. Noun. A state of conflict between persons.
Exact synonyms: Friction
Generic synonyms: Conflict

4. Verb. Be incompatible; be or come into conflict. "These colors clash"
Exact synonyms: Collide, Jar
Generic synonyms: Conflict
Derivative terms: Collision

5. Noun. A state of conflict between colors. "Her dress was a disturbing clash of colors"
Generic synonyms: Conflict

6. Verb. Disagree violently. "We clashed over the new farm policies"
Generic synonyms: Differ, Disagree, Dissent, Take Issue

7. Noun. A minor short-term fight.
Exact synonyms: Brush, Encounter, Skirmish
Specialized synonyms: Contretemps
Generic synonyms: Combat, Fight, Fighting, Scrap
Derivative terms: Encounter, Skirmish

Definition of Clash

1. v. i. To make a noise by striking against something; to dash noisily together.

2. v. t. To strike noisily against or together.

3. n. A loud noise resulting from collision; a noisy collision of bodies; a collision.

Definition of Clash

1. Noun. (onomatopoeia) A loud sound. ¹

2. Noun. (military) A skirmish, a hostile encounter. ¹

3. Noun. (sports) a match; a game between two sides. ¹

4. Noun. An angry argument ¹

5. Noun. Opposition; contradiction; such as between differing or contending interests, views, purposes etc. ¹

6. Noun. A combination of garments that do not look good together, especially because of conflicting colours. ¹

7. Noun. (hurling) An instance of restarting the game after a "dead ball", where it is dropped between two opposing players, who can fight for possession. ¹

8. Verb. to make a loud clash ¹

9. Verb. to come into violent conflict ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) to argue angrily ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive of clothes) to not look good together. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive of events) to coincide, to happen at the same time, thereby rendering it impossible to attend all. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive in games or sports) to face each other in an important game. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clash

1. to conflict or disagree [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clash

claroes
claros
clarré
clarsach
clarsachs
clart
clarted
clartier
clartiest
clarting
clarts
clarty
clary
clary sage
clas
clash (current term)
clashed
clasher
clashers
clashes
clashier
clashiest
clashing
clashingly
clasht
clashy
clasmatocyte
clasmatosis
clasp
clasp-knife

Literary usage of Clash

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1. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century: Poems by Wordsworth, Coleridge by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"Other Semi-Chorus clash, clash the anns ! None other race Shall see such ... clash ! ere we leave them all the plain. clash ! lo Paean ! once again.1 1836. ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"To bang a door or shut it with violence: as, "I clash'a the dore in his face," Roxb. ... clash, ». 1. A quantity of any soft or moist substance thrown at an ..."

3. Divide and Rule: State-sponsored Ethnic Violence in Kenya by Binaifer Nowrojee, Human Rights Watch (Organization), Bronwen Manby, Africa Watch Committee (1993)
"Hundreds of thousands of clash victims are housed with relatives or in makeshift camps and market centers because of valid fears of recurring violence if ..."

4. A Whaling Cruise to Baffin's Bay and the Gulf of Boothia: And an Account of by Albert Hastings Markham, Sherard Osborn (1874)
"... who is called a " clasher," who picks up the pieces of blubber having skin on with a pair of clash-hooks, and places it on the top of the clash. ..."

5. Christian Science Before the Bar of Reason by Louis Aloisius Lambert (1908)
"A clash of ideas in the Divine Mind.—Unreal nightmares. ... COMMENT:—A clash in the divine mind is, of course, contradictory and absurd. But such a clash is ..."

6. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by Pond, Nathan Gillett, 1832-, Martha Joanna Lamb, John Austin Stevens (1892)
"MINOR TOPICS SABBATH-BREAKING AND THE clash OF THEOLOGICAL STEEL TRAVELING ACROSS KANSAS TERRITORY ... Here was the first clash of Yankee theological steel. ..."

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