|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. i.) To fail suddenly and completely, like something hollow when subject to too much pressure; to undergo a collapse; as, Maximilian's government collapsed soon after the French army left Mexico; many financial projects collapse after attaining some success and importance.
2. (v. i.) To fall together suddenly, as the sides of a hollow vessel; to close by falling or shrinking together; to have the sides or parts of (a thing) fall in together, or be crushed in together; as, a flue in the boiler of a steam engine sometimes collapses.
3. (n.) A falling together suddenly, as of the sides of a hollow vessel.
4. (n.) A sudden and complete failure; an utter failure of any kind; a breakdown.
5. (n.) Extreme depression or sudden failing of all the vital powers, as the result of disease, injury, or nervous disturbance.
Collapse (9 Occurrences)
Matthew 15:32 Jesus summoned his disciples and said, "I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away fasting, or they might faint on the way." (See NIV)
Mark 8:3 If I send them away fasting to their home, they will faint on the way, for some of them have come a long way." (See NIV)
Joshua 6:5 It shall be that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall go up every man straight before him." (See NIV)
Psalms 10:10 The helpless are crushed. They collapse. They fall under his strength. (WEB NIV)
Psalms 20:8 They are bowed down and fallen, but we rise up, and stand upright. (See RSV)
Isaiah 30:13 This sin will be to you like a crack in a high wall, causing its fall suddenly and in a minute. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 30:14 And he will let it be broken as a potter's vessel is broken: it will be smashed to bits without mercy; so that there will not be a bit in which one may take fire from the fireplace, or water from the spring. (See NAS)
Ezekiel 26:18 Now shall the islands tremble in the day of your fall; yes, the islands that are in the sea shall be dismayed at your departure. (See NIV)
Ezekiel 38:20 so that the fish of the sea, and the birds of the sky, and the animals of the field, and all creeping things who creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the surface of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground. (See NAS)