intercept

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb
Noun

Noun[edit]

intercept (plural intercepts)

  1. An interception of a radio broadcast or a telephone call.
  2. ​An interception of a missile.
  3. (algebraic geometry) The coordinate of the point at which a curve intersects an axis.

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

  • (an interception of a radio broadcast or a telephone call): bug

Verb[edit]

intercept (third-person singular simple present intercepts, present participle intercepting, simple past and past participle intercepted)

  1. (transitive) To stop, deflect or divert (something in progress or motion).
    The police intercepted the package of stolen goods while it was in transit.
    • 1749, John Cleland, Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure Part 2
      ...and made every vein of my body circulate liquid fires: the emotion grew so violent that it almost intercepted my respiration.
  2. (transitive, sports) To gain possession of (the ball) in a ball game.

Translations[edit]