Definitions for interfereˌɪn tərˈfɪər

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  1. interfere(verb)

    come between so as to be hindrance or obstacle

    "Your talking interferes with my work!"

  2. intervene, step in, interfere, interpose(verb)

    get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force

    "Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"

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  1. Interfere(v. i.)

    To come in collision; to be in opposition; to clash; -- usually used with with; as, interfering claims, or commands; workers in a crowded shop may interfere with each other's activity.

  2. Interfere(v. i.)

    To enter into, or take a part in, the concerns of others; to intermeddle; to interpose; -- used with in or with; as, to interfere with the way I raise my children.

  3. Origin: [OF. entreferir to strike each other; entre between (L. inter) + OF. ferir to strike, F. frir, fr. L. ferire. See Ferula.]

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. interfere(Verb)

    To get involved or involve oneself, causing disturbance.

    I always try not to interfere with other peopleu2019s personal affairs.

  2. interfere(Verb)

    (of waves) To be correlated with each other when overlapped or superposed.

  3. Origin: entreferir, from entre- + ferir, itself from the verb ferio.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Interfere(verb)

    to come in collision; to be in opposition; to clash; as, interfering claims, or commands

  2. Interfere(verb)

    to enter into, or take a part in, the concerns of others; to intermeddle; to interpose

  3. Interfere(verb)

    to strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in using the legs; -- sometimes said of a human being, but usually of a horse; as, the horse interferes

  4. Interfere(verb)

    to act reciprocally, so as to augment, diminish, or otherwise affect one another; -- said of waves, rays of light, heat, etc. See Interference, 2

  5. Interfere(verb)

    to cover the same ground; to claim the same invention

  6. Origin: [OF. entreferir to strike each other; entre between (L. inter) + OF. ferir to strike, F. frir, fr. L. ferire. See Ferula.]

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