Collapse may refer to:

  • Collapse, the action a collapsible or telescoping object does
  • Collapse (medical)
  • Collapse (sports)
  • Collapse (structural)
    • Cave-in is a kind of structural collapse
    • Collapse of the World Trade Center, a 2001 event
  • Collapse (topology), a mathematical concept
  • Wave function collapse, in physics
  • Societal collapse
    • Dissolution of the Soviet Union, the collapse of Soviet federalism

Famous quotes containing the word collapse:

    The world was a huge ball then, the universe a might harmony of ellipses, everything moved mysteriously, incalculable distances through the ether.
    We used to feel the awe of the distant stars upon us. All that led to was the eighty-eight naval guns, ersatz, and the night air-raids over cities. A magnificent spectacle.
    After the collapse of the socialist dream, I came to America.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    At the crash of economic collapse of which the rumblings can already be heard, the sleeping soldiers of the proletariat will awake as at the fanfare of the Last Judgment and the corpses of the victims of the struggle will arise and demand an accounting from those who are loaded down with curses.
    Karl Liebknecht (1871–1919)

    I confidently predict the collapse of capitalism and the beginning of history. Something will go wrong in the machinery that converts money into money, the banking system will collapse totally, and we will be left having to barter to stay alive. Those who can dig in their garden will have a better chance than the rest. I’ll be all right; I’ve got a few veg.
    Margaret Drabble (b. 1939)