Collide Definition

kə-līd
collided, collides, colliding
verb
collided, collides, colliding
To come into violent contact; strike violently against each other; crash.
Webster's New World
To come into conflict; clash.
Webster's New World

Origin of Collide

  • From Latin collidere (“to strike or clash together”), from com- (“together”) + laedere (“to strike, dash against, hurt”); see lesion.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin collīdere com- com- laedere to strike

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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