Intersect Definition

intersected, intersecting, intersects
intersected, intersecting, intersects
To cut across or through.
The path intersects the park.
American Heritage
To cross each other.
Lines intersecting to form right angles.
Webster's New World
To divide into two parts by passing through or across; cut across.
A river intersects the plain.
Webster's New World
To form an intersection; cross.
These two fences intersect at the creek.
American Heritage
Intersect is defined as to cross, or to divide into two parts.
An example of intersect is for two roads to cross each other.

Origin of Intersect

  • Latin intersecāre intersect- inter- inter- secāre to cut sek- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin intersecare (“to cut between, cut off”), from inter (“between”) + secare (“to cut”).

    From Wiktionary


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