[ koh-in-sahyd ]
See synonyms for: coincidecoincidedcoinciding on

verb (used without object),co·in·cid·ed, co·in·cid·ing.
  1. 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.

  2. to correspond exactly, as in nature, character, etc.: His vocation coincides with his avocation.

  1. to agree or concur, as in thought or opinion: Their opinions always coincide.

Origin of coincide

First recorded in 1635–45; from Medieval Latin coincidere, from Latin co- co- + incidere “to fall upon, befall” (see incident)

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Other words from coincide

  • un·co·in·cid·ed, adjective
  • un·co·in·cid·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use coincide in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for coincide


/ (ˌkəʊɪnˈsaɪd) /

  1. to occur or exist simultaneously

  2. to be identical in nature, character, etc

  1. to agree

Origin of coincide

C18: from Medieval Latin coincidere, from Latin co- together + incidere to occur, befall, from cadere to fall

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