Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[koh-in-sahyd] /ˌkoʊ ɪnˈsaɪd/
verb (used without object), coincided, coinciding.
to occupy the same place in space, the same point or period in time, or the same relative position:
The centers of concentric circles coincide. Our vacations coincided this year.
to correspond exactly, as in nature, character, etc.:
His vocation coincides with his avocation.
to agree or concur, as in thought or opinion:
Their opinions always coincide.
Origin of coincide
1635-45; < Medieval Latin coincidere, equivalent to Latin co- co- + incidere to befall; see incident
Related forms
uncoincided, adjective
uncoinciding, adjective
3. accord, correspond, match, tally, jibe, square.
3. differ, contradict. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for coinciding
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • coinciding with the views of some, and differing from the views of others?

  • coinciding with their natural bias, precept and counsel are commonly lost upon them, if taught by parental example to do evil.

  • coinciding in her wish and appreciating the device, Airey had listened with an applauding smile.

  • We mention this, as coinciding with the account we have given in this volume of that extraordinary character.

  • Humber expressed themselves as coinciding with my views much more than with the views of Bro.

  • The delimitation is thus a quite natural and scientific one, coinciding pretty closely to the water-parting of the two countries.

    In the Border Country

    W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
  • This structure is called false bedding; the layers or lamin not coinciding with the planes of stratification.

    Geology James Geikie
  • The audience was deeply impressed by the eloquence of Jimmy Grayson, coinciding so well with their own views.

    The Candidate Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • An observation which, coinciding with my own mental view for the moment, I quietly agreed in.

British Dictionary definitions for coinciding


verb (intransitive)
to occur or exist simultaneously
to be identical in nature, character, etc
to agree
Word Origin
C18: from Medieval Latin coincidere, from Latin co- together + incidere to occur, befall, from cadere to fall
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for coinciding



1715, from French coincider (14c.), from Medieval Latin coincidere (in astrological use), literally "to fall upon together," from Latin com- "together" (see co-) + incidere "to fall upon" (in- "upon + cadere "to fall;" see case (n.1)). Related: Coincided; coinciding.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for coinciding

Word Value for coinciding

Scrabble Words With Friends