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Definitions for intercept
ˌɪn tərˈsɛpt; ˈɪn tərˌsɛptin·ter·cept

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interceptverb

    the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis

  2. intercept, stopverb

    seize on its way

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

  3. wiretap, tap, intercept, bugverb

    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. Interceptverb

    (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.

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

  2. Interceptverb

    (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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. interceptnoun

    An interception of a radio broadcast or a telephone call.

    Etymology: * From Latin interceptum, past participle of intercipere.

  2. interceptnoun

    An interception of a missile.

    Etymology: * From Latin interceptum, past participle of intercipere.

  3. interceptnoun

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

    Etymology: * From Latin interceptum, past participle of intercipere.

  4. interceptverb

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

    Etymology: * From Latin interceptum, past participle of intercipere.

  5. interceptverb

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

    Etymology: * From Latin interceptum, past participle of intercipere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interceptverb

    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

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

  2. Interceptverb

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

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

  3. Interceptverb

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

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

  4. Interceptverb

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

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

  5. Interceptnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. intercept

    To interrupt communication with, or progress towards; to cut off; as, to intercept the march of an army.

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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

Examples of intercept in a Sentence

  1. Rustem Kazazi:

    The crime in Albania is much worse than it is here, other people that have made large withdrawals [from Albanian banks] have had people intercept them and take their money.

  2. Air Force Lt. Col. Hodge:

    While we are still investigating the incident, initial reports from the US aircrew characterized the intercept as unprofessional. The issue is being addressed with China through appropriate diplomatic and military channels.

  3. Bruce Lee:

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

  4. Matt Schrier:

    And this is because the agent told me she thought I joined Al Qaeda because they paid off my Discover card. That’s what it takes to fool the FBI, so, because they thought I joined, and I was basically judged guilty until proven innocent, they started monitoring everything and they saw they were buying laptops, ten at once, tablets on eBay. And, you gotta think, this is a dream come true. We intercept the laptops, we get the IP addresses, maybe put some GPS’s, some microphones in and we deliver them right into the hands of Al Qaeda. And they spy. And me, well I’m not coming home anyway so no harm, no foul. As long as you’re not me.

  5. Air Force:

    This was the first GBI salvo intercept of a complex, threat-representative ICBM target, and it was a critical milestone.

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  • abfangenGerman
  • interceptar, interrumpirSpanish
  • رهگیریPersian
  • sieppaus, pysäyttää, keskeyttää, torjunta, riistää, siepata, torjua, katkaistaFinnish
  • intercepterFrench
  • tengelymetszetHungarian
  • intercettazioneItalian
  • לעכבHebrew
  • 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
  • இடைமறிப்புTamil

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