Intercept Definition

ĭntər-sĕpt
intercepted, intercepts
verb
intercepted, intercepts
To seize or stop on the way, before arrival at the intended place; stop or interrupt the course of; cut off.
Webster's New World
To gain possession of (an opponent's pass), as in football or basketball.
American Heritage
To gain possession of a pass made by (an opponent), especially in football.
American Heritage
To stop, hinder, or prevent.
Webster's New World
To catch (a pass) as an interception.
Webster's New World
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noun
intercepts
The act of intercepting.
Webster's New World
The point or coordinates at which a line, curve, or surface intersects a coordinate axis.
American Heritage
The fact or condition of being intercepted.
Webster's New World
A message intercepted during electronic or radio transmission.
Webster's New World
The act of intercepting an enemy force, esp. enemy aircraft.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Intercept

Noun

Singular:
intercept
Plural:
intercepts

Origin of Intercept

  • Middle English intercepten from Latin intercipere intercept- inter- inter- capere to seize kap- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin interceptum, past participle of intercipere.

    From Wiktionary

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