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Collision meaning

collision - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of striking together; a striking together, as of two hard bodies; a violent meeting, as of railroad trains; a clashing.
  2. 2. A state of opposition; antagonism; interference.
  3. 3. Act of dashing together; conflict.

collision - examples of usage

  1. Kristen was walking toward him, on a collision course. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
  2. In attacking those enemies of his people, inevitably he would come into collision with many governments. - "The Sins of Séverac Bablon", Sax Rohmer.
  3. Nothing could be more reasonable than the proposal of this native, nor more courageous than his appearance before our more numerous party, with his spears and open defiance; and I was determined to take every precaution to avoid a collision with his small tribe, and prevent, during our probably long residence here, our people from doing them any harm. - "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales", Thomas Mitchell.
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