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intercept


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
  1.  To  take  or  seize  by  the  way  or  before  arrival  at  the 
  destined  place  to  cause  to  stop  on  the  passage;  as  to 
  intercept  a  letter;  a  telegram  will  intercept  him  at 
  Paris. 
 
  God  will  shortly  intercept  your  breath.  --Joye. 
 
  2.  To  obstruct  or  interrupt  the  progress  of  to  stop;  to 
  hinder  or  oppose;  as  to  intercept  the  current  of  a  river. 
 
  Who  intercepts  me  in  my  expedition?  --Shak. 
 
  We  must  meet  first  and  intercept  his  course. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  interrupt  communication  with  or  progress  toward;  to 
  cut  off  as  the  destination;  to  blockade. 
 
  While  storms  vindictive  intercept  the  shore.  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intercept 
  n  :  the  value  at  which  a  line  intersects  a  coordinate  axis 
  v  1:  seize  on  its  way  such  as  a  letter;  "intercept  a  messenger" 
  [syn:  {stop}] 
  2:  tap  a  telephone  or  telegraph  wire  to  get  information  [syn: 
  {wiretap},  {tap},  {bug}] 




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