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.

  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.]

Wiktionary

  1. interfere(Verb)

    To get involved or involve oneself, causing disturbance.

    I always try not to interfere with other people's 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

  6. Origin: [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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    Rank popularity for the word 'interfere' in Verbs Frequency: #780

How to pronounce interfere?

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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. Mark Twain:

    I never let schooling interfere with my education.

  2. Mark Twain:

    I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

  3. John Wooden:

    Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

  4. Sarah Sanders:

    They do not want to do anything to interfere with the hearing.

  5. Jared Baeten:

    It's easy to do, doesn't interfere with sex, doesn't interfere with menses.

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