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. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To take or seize by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intercept — in·ter·cept vt: to receive (a communication or signal directed elsewhere) usu. secretly shall not be unlawful...for a person acting under color of law to intercept a wire, oral, or electronic communication where such person is a party to the… …   Law dictionary

  • Intercept — can refer to: *X intercept, the point where a line crosses the x axis *Y intercept, the point where a line crosses the y axis *Interception (American football) *Telephone tapping *Tax refund interceptee also*Interception *Interceptor …   Wikipedia

  • intercept — UK US /ˌɪntəˈsept/ verb [T] ► to stop things, people, etc. as they go to a particular place: »Police intercepted a boat carrying over a million packs of cigarettes into the country illegally. »to intercept calls/communications/emails …   Financial and business terms

  • intercept — [in΄tər sept′; ] for n. [ in′tər sept΄] vt. [< L interceptus, pp. of intercipere, to take between, interrupt < inter , between + capere, to take: see HAVE] 1. to seize or stop on the way, before arrival at the intended place; stop or… …   English World dictionary

  • intercept — (v.) c.1400, from L. interceptus, pp. of intercipere take or seize between, to seize in passing, from inter between (see INTER (Cf. inter )) + cipere, comb. form of capere to take, catch (see CAPABLE (Cf. capable)). Related: Intercepted; …   Etymology dictionary

  • intercept — [v] head off; interrupt ambush, appropriate, arrest, block, catch, check, curb, cut in, cut off, deflect, head off at pass*, hijack, hinder, interlope, interpose, make off with, obstruct, prevent, seize, shortstop*, stop, take, take away;… …   New thesaurus

  • intercept — ► VERB ▪ obstruct and prevent from continuing to a destination. ► NOUN 1) an act of intercepting. 2) Mathematics the point at which a line cuts the axis of a graph. DERIVATIVES interception noun interceptor noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Intercept! — Infobox Album | Name = Intercept! Artist = Bent Type = Album Released = October 9, 2006 Recorded = N/A Genre = Electronica Length = 46:07 Label = Godlike Electric Records Amato Producer = Simon Mills Neil Tolliday Reviews = Last album = Ariels… …   Wikipedia

  • intercept — in•ter•cept v. [[t]ˌɪn tərˈsɛpt[/t]] n. [[t]ˈɪn tərˌsɛpt[/t]] v. t. 1) to take, seize, or halt (someone or something on the way from one place to another); cut off from an intended destination: to intercept a messenger[/ex] 2) mil to secretly… …   From formal English to slang

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