What does interfere mean?

Definitions for interfere
ˌɪn tərˈfɪərin·ter·fere

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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?"

GCIDE

  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.

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

  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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. interfere(Verb)

    To get involved or involve oneself, causing disturbance.

    I always try not to interfere with other people's personal affairs.

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

  2. interfere(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Interfere(verb)

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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  5. Interfere(verb)

    to cover the same ground; to claim the same invention

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Interfere

    in-tėr-fēr′, v.i. to come in collision: to intermeddle: to interpose: to act reciprocally—said of waves, rays of light, &c.—ns. Interfer′ence; Interfer′er.—adv. Interfer′ingly. [Through O. Fr., from L. inter, between, ferīre, to strike.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say interfere in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of interfere in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of interfere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of interfere in a Sentence

  1. State John Kerry:

    I am also confident that the recent changes in visa requirements passed in Congress, which the Administration has the authority to waive, will not in any way prevent us from meeting our [ nuclear deal ] commitments, and that we will implement Top Tehran officials so as not to interfere with legitimate business interests of Iran.

  2. James Clapper:

    No one can say( the Russians) didn't interfere, and, in fact, I think taint the election.

  3. Julius Henry Marx:

    Some people claim that marriage interferes with romance. There's no doubt about it. Anytime you have a romance, your wife is bound to interfere.

  4. Elijah Cummings:

    There is simply no valid legal basis to interfere with this duly authorized subpoena from Congress, this complaint reads more like political talking points than a reasoned legal brief, and it contains a litany of inaccurate information.

  5. Dick Cheney:

    There was a very serious effort made by (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and his government, his organization, to interfere in major ways with our basic, fundamental democratic processes, in some quarters that would be considered an act of war.

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