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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interfere  \In`ter*fere"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Interfered};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Interfering}.]  [OF.  entreferir  to  strike  each 
  other  entre  between  (L.  inter)  +  OF  ferir  to  strike,  F. 
  f['e]rir,  fr  L.  ferire.  See  {Ferula}.] 
  1.  To  come  in  collision;  to  be  in  opposition;  to  clash;  as 
  interfering  claims,  or  commands. 
 
  2.  To  enter  into  or  take  a  part  in  the  concerns  of  others 
  to  intermeddle;  to  interpose. 
 
  To  interfere  with  party  disputes.  --Swift. 
 
  There  was  no  room  for  anyone  to  interfere  with  his 
  own  opinions.  --Bp. 
  Warburton 
 
  3.  To  strike  one  foot  against  the  opposite  foot  or  ankle  in 
  using  the  legs;  --  sometimes  said  of  a  human  being  but 
  usually  of  a  horse;  as  the  horse  interferes. 
 
  4.  (Physics)  To  act  reciprocally,  so  as  to  augment,  diminish, 
  or  otherwise  affect  one  another;  --  said  of  waves,  rays  of 
  light,  heat,  etc  See  {Interference},  2. 
 
  5.  (Patent  Law)  To  cover  the  same  ground;  to  claim  the  same 
  invention. 
 
  Syn:  To  interpose;  intermeddle.  See  {Interpose}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  interfere 
  v  1:  come  between  so  as  to  be  hindrance  or  obstacle;  "Your 
  talking  interferes  with  my  work!" 
  2:  get  involved,  usually  so  as  to  hinder  or  halt  an  action 
  "Why  did  the  U.S.  not  intervene  earlier  in  WW  II?"  [syn:  {intervene}, 
  {step  in},  {interpose}] 




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