Definitions for interfereˌɪn tərˈfɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  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?"


  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 Dictionary

  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

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interfere' in Verbs Frequency: #780

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