Definitions for intermediateˌɪn tərˈmi diˌeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ter•me•di•ateˌɪn tərˈmi di ɪt(adj.)

  1. being, situated, or acting between two points, stages, things, persons, etc.:

    the intermediate steps in a procedure.

  2. of or pertaining to an intermediate school.

    Category: Education

  3. (of an automobile) mid-size.

    Category: Automotive

  4. (n.)a person who acts between others; intermediary; mediator.

  5. something intermediate, as a form or class.

  6. a substance formed during a chemical reaction but before the end product is formed:

    a dye intermediate.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of intermediate:

1615–25; < ML intermediātus < LL intermedi(um) intervening place =inter-inter-+mediusmiddle


in•ter•me•di•ateˌɪn tərˈmi diˌeɪt(v.i.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. to act as an intermediary; intervene; mediate.

Origin of intermediate:

1600–10; < ML intermediātus, ptp. of intermediāre. See inter -, mediate

in`ter•me′di•a•to`ry-əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intermediate(adj)

    a substance formed during a chemical process before the desired product is obtained

  2. intermediate(adj)

    lying between two extremes in time or space or state

    "going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands"; "intermediate stages in a process"; "intermediate stops on the route"; "an intermediate range plane"

  3. average, intermediate, medium(verb)

    around the middle of a scale of evaluation

    "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "medium bombers"

  4. intercede, mediate, intermediate, liaise, arbitrate(verb)

    act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

    "He interceded in the family dispute"; "He mediated a settlement"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. intermediate(adjective)ˌɪn tərˈmi diˌeɪt

    between two things or states

    an intermediate step in the process

  2. intermediateˌɪn tərˈmi diˌeɪt

    between the lowest and highest level of learning, or for people at this level

    an intermediate level test; intermediate skiers


  1. intermediate(Noun)

    Anything in an intermediate position.

  2. intermediate(Noun)

    An intermediary.

  3. intermediate(Noun)

    Any substance formed as part of a series of chemical reactions that is not the end-product.

  4. intermediate(Verb)

    to mediate, to be an intermediate

  5. intermediate(Verb)

    to arrange, in the manner of a broker

    Central banks need to regulate the entities that intermediate monetary transactions.

  6. intermediate(Adjective)

    Being between two extremes, or in the middle of a range.

  7. Origin: From intermediatus, past participle of intermediare, from inter + mediare; also intermedius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intermediate(adj)

    lying or being in the middle place or degree, or between two extremes; coming or done between; intervening; interposed; interjacent; as, an intermediate space or time; intermediate colors

  2. Intermediate(verb)

    to come between; to intervene; to interpose


  1. Intermediate

    The intermediate user level indicates that a topic is intended for users who have moved beyond basic concepts and functionality but have not yet reached the advanced level.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intermediate' in Adjectives Frequency: #865

Translations for intermediate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


in the middle; placed between two things, stages etc

An intermediate English course is more advanced than a beginners' course, but not as difficult as an advanced course.

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