What does intercept mean?

Definitions for interceptˌɪn tərˈsɛpt; ˈɪn tərˌsɛpt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word intercept.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intercept(verb)

    the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis

  2. intercept, stop(verb)

    seize on its way

    "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"

  3. wiretap, tap, intercept, bug(verb)

    tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information

    "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?"

GCIDE

  1. Intercept(v. t.)

    (Math.) To include between; as, that part of the line which is intercepted between the points A and B.5. To overhear or view (a communication or message intended for another), without hindering its passage; as, to intercept a telephone call.

  2. Intercept(v. t.)

    (Sports) To catch and take possession of (a ball passed between members of an opposing team); as, the back intercepted the pass and ran the ball back for a touchdown.

  3. Origin: [L. interceptus, p. p. of intercipere to intercept; inter between + capere to take, seize: cf. F. intercepter. See Capable.]

Wiktionary

  1. intercept(Noun)

    An interception of a radio broadcast or a telephone call.

  2. intercept(Noun)

    An interception of a missile.

  3. intercept(Noun)

    The coordinate of the point at which a curve intersects an axis.

  4. intercept(Verb)

    To gain possession of (the ball) in a ball game.

  5. intercept(Verb)

    To stop, deflect or divert (something in progress or motion).

  6. Origin: * From Latin interceptum, past participle of intercipere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intercept(verb)

    to take or seize by the way, or before arrival at the destined place; to cause to stop on the passage; as, to intercept a letter; a telegram will intercept him at Paris

  2. Intercept(verb)

    to obstruct or interrupt the progress of; to stop; to hinder or oppose; as, to intercept the current of a river

  3. Intercept(verb)

    to interrupt communication with, or progress toward; to cut off, as the destination; to blockade

  4. Intercept(verb)

    to include between; as, that part of the line which is intercepted between the points A and B

  5. Intercept(noun)

    a part cut off or intercepted, as a portion of a line included between two points, or cut off two straight lines or curves

  6. Origin: [L. interceptus, p. p. of intercipere to intercept; inter between + capere to take, seize: cf. F. intercepter. See Capable.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intercept

    in-tėr-sept′, v.t. to stop and seize on its passage: to obstruct, check: to interrupt communication with: to cut off: (math.) to take or comprehend between.—ns. Intercep′ter, Intercep′tor; Intercep′tion.—adj. Intercep′tive. [Fr.,—L. intercipĕre, -ceptuminter, between, capĕre, to seize.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intercept in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intercept in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bruce Lee:

    To reach me, you must move to me. Your attack offers me an opportunity to intercept you.

  2. Calvin Coolidge:

    Never go out to meet trouble. If you will just sit still, nine cases out of ten someone will intercept it before it reaches you.

  3. De Standaard:

    In its digital attack on Belgacom, the British secret service was able to intercept more communications than was previously realized.

  4. De Standaard:

    In its digital attack on Belgacom, the British secret service was able to intercept more communications than was previously realised.

  5. Yousef Bu Saifi:

    We have asked the PFG to intercept any tankers trying to approach the oilfields for security and technical reasons. The force majeure is still in place.

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Translations for intercept

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • abfangenGerman
  • interceptar, interrumpirSpanish
  • sieppaus, pysäyttää, keskeyttää, torjunta, riistää, siepata, torjua, katkaistaFinnish
  • intercepterFrench
  • tengelymetszetHungarian
  • intercettazioneItalian
  • 傍受, 迎撃, 阻止, 奪うJapanese
  • haukoti, kokoti, rorehape, komutuMāori
  • onderscheppenDutch
  • przecięcie, przechwycićPolish
  • hark'ayQuechua
  • подслушивание, перехватывать, перехватить, перехват, перехватывание, задерживать, прослушивание, задержать, пересечениеRussian
  • prèsresti, prèsretatiSerbo-Croatian

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