intercept: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (v.in"tur-sept'n.in'tur-sept"), [key]
- 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.
- to see or overhear (a message, transmission, etc., meant for another): We intercepted the enemy's battle plan.
- to stop or check (passage, travel, etc.): to intercept the traitor's escape.
- to take possession of (a ball or puck) during an attempted pass by an opposing team.
- to stop or interrupt the course, progress, or transmission of.
- to destroy or disperse (enemy aircraft or a missile or missiles) in the air on the way to a target.
- to stop the natural course of (light, water, etc.).
- to mark off or include, as between two points or lines.
- to intersect.
- to prevent or cut off the operation or effect of.
- to cut off from access, sight, etc.
- an interception.
- an intercepted segment of a line.
- (in a coordinate system) the distance from the origin to the point at which a curve or line intersects an axis.
- intercept (Thesaurus)