Interpose In`ter*pose", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Interposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Interposing}.] [F. interposer. See {Inter-}, and {Pose}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. To place between; as, to interpose a screen between the eye and the light. [1913 Webster]

Mountains interposed Make enemies of nations. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

2. To thrust; to intrude; to put between, either for aid or for troubling. [1913 Webster]

What watchful cares do interpose themselves Betwixt your eyes and night? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The common Father of mankind seasonably interposed his hand, and rescues miserable man. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

3. To introduce or inject between the parts of a conversation or argument. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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