intercept

  • 1 Intercept — In ter*cept , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intercepted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intercepting}.] [L. interceptus, p. p. of intercipere to intercept; inter between + capere to take, seize: cf. F. intercepter. See {Capable}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To take or seize by …

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  • 2 intercept — in·ter·cept vt: to receive (a communication or signal directed elsewhere) usu. secretly shall not be unlawful...for a person acting under color of law to intercept a wire, oral, or electronic communication where such person is a party to the… …

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  • 3 Intercept — can refer to: *X intercept, the point where a line crosses the x axis *Y intercept, the point where a line crosses the y axis *Interception (American football) *Telephone tapping *Tax refund interceptee also*Interception *Interceptor …

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  • 4 intercept — UK US /ˌɪntəˈsept/ verb [T] ► to stop things, people, etc. as they go to a particular place: »Police intercepted a boat carrying over a million packs of cigarettes into the country illegally. »to intercept calls/communications/emails …

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  • 5 intercept — [in΄tər sept′; ] for n. [ in′tər sept΄] vt. [< L interceptus, pp. of intercipere, to take between, interrupt < inter , between + capere, to take: see HAVE] 1. to seize or stop on the way, before arrival at the intended place; stop or… …

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  • 6 Intercept — In ter*cept , n. (Math.) A part cut off or intercepted, as a portion of a line included between two points, or cut off two straight lines or curves. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 intercept — (v.) c.1400, from L. interceptus, pp. of intercipere take or seize between, to seize in passing, from inter between (see INTER (Cf. inter )) + cipere, comb. form of capere to take, catch (see CAPABLE (Cf. capable)). Related: Intercepted; …

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  • 8 intercept — [v] head off; interrupt ambush, appropriate, arrest, block, catch, check, curb, cut in, cut off, deflect, head off at pass*, hijack, hinder, interlope, interpose, make off with, obstruct, prevent, seize, shortstop*, stop, take, take away;… …

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  • 9 intercept — ► VERB ▪ obstruct and prevent from continuing to a destination. ► NOUN 1) an act of intercepting. 2) Mathematics the point at which a line cuts the axis of a graph. DERIVATIVES interception noun interceptor noun …

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  • 10 Intercept! — Infobox Album | Name = Intercept! Artist = Bent Type = Album Released = October 9, 2006 Recorded = N/A Genre = Electronica Length = 46:07 Label = Godlike Electric Records Amato Producer = Simon Mills Neil Tolliday Reviews = Last album = Ariels… …

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  • 11 intercept — in•ter•cept v. [[t]ˌɪn tərˈsɛpt[/t]] n. [[t]ˈɪn tərˌsɛpt[/t]] v. t. 1) to take, seize, or halt (someone or something on the way from one place to another); cut off from an intended destination: to intercept a messenger[/ex] 2) mil to secretly… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 intercept — interceptive, adj. v. /in teuhr sept /; n. /in teuhr sept /, v.t. 1. to take, seize, or halt (someone or something on the way from one place to another); cut off from an intended destination: to intercept a messenger. 2. to see or overhear (a… …

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  • 13 intercept — UK [ˌɪntə(r)ˈsept] / US [ˌɪntərˈsept] verb [transitive] Word forms intercept : present tense I/you/we/they intercept he/she/it intercepts present participle intercepting past tense intercepted past participle intercepted to stop, catch, or take… …

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  • 14 intercept — verb (t) /ɪntəˈsɛpt / (say intuh sept), /ˈɪntəsɛpt / (say intuhsept) 1. to take or seize on the way from one place to another; cut off from the intended destination: to intercept a messenger. 2. to stop the natural course of (light, water, etc.) …

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  • 15 intercept — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin interceptus, past participle of intercipere, from inter + capere to take, seize more at heave Date: 15th century 1. obsolete prevent, hinder 2. a. to stop, seize, or interrupt in progress… …

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  • 16 intercept — verb Intercept is used with these nouns as the object: ↑call, ↑communication, ↑correspondence, ↑mail, ↑message, ↑missile, ↑pass, ↑shipment, ↑vessel …

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  • 17 intercept — in|ter|cept [ˌıntəˈsept US ər ] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of intercipere, from capere to take ] to stop something or someone that is going from one place to another before they get there ▪ an attempt to intercept… …

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  • 18 intercept — [[t]ɪ̱ntə(r)se̱pt[/t]] intercepts, intercepting, intercepted VERB If you intercept someone or something that is travelling from one place to another, you stop them before they get to their destination. [V n] Gunmen intercepted him on his way to… …

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  • 19 intercept — verb ˌɪntə sɛpt 1》 obstruct and prevent from continuing to a destination. 2》 Mathematics mark or cut off (part of a space, line, or surface). noun ɪntəsɛpt 1》 an act of intercepting. 2》 Mathematics the point at which a given line cuts a… …

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  • 20 intercept — verb (T) to stop or catch something or someone that is going from one place to another: We rely on the coastguard to intercept boats running drugs from the island. | Harker s phone calls had been intercepted. interception / saepSFn/ noun (C, U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English