verb (used with object)
- an intercepted segment of a line.
- (in a coordinate system) the distance from the origin to the point at which a curve or line intersects an axis.
Origin of intercept
Examples from the Web for intercept
In all fairness to Jay, he told The Intercept that he never expected to be a major figure in Serial.The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline|Emily Shire|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The Intercept loses its editor in chief as First Look crumbles,” read a typical headline on the Mashable.com news site.Journalists + eBay Billionaire = Chaos. The Troubles at Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media|Lloyd Grove|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both left The Guardian last year to begin a news startup funded by Internet billionaire Pierre Omidyar called The Intercept.Guardian and WaPo Share Pulitzer: Snowden Hails Victory for “More Accountable Democracy”|David Freedlander|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They intercept and diffuse, to some extent babysitting the possible aggressor until the disease of violent intent has passed.Using Strategies Reserved for Disease Outbreak, Activists Try to “Cure” Urban Violence|Sarah Kunst|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the New Yorker welcomed The Intercept as part of an encouraging trend of proliferating public-interest journalism startups.Greenwald’s ‘The Intercept’ Gets Intercepted on Day One|Lloyd Grove|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The commission was sent for, and Riel tried to intercept the messenger, but failed to do so.The Remarkable History of the Hudson's Bay Company|George Bryce
We returned to the loads, and, having picked them up, made a course to the east to intercept the other men.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
Following Subhan, I advanced to intercept them, and gained an eminence overlooking their position which was in a grassy hollow.The Diary of a Hunter from the Punjab to the Karakorum Mountains|Augustus Henry Irby
Vigorous pursuit might intercept Lee on this side of the Potomac.Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman|J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
And then, before I could intercept her, she had lightly gestured her glass to mine, and in a flash the stuff was gone.The Haunted Pajamas|Francis Perry Elliott
British Dictionary definitions for intercept
verb (ˌɪntəˈsɛpt) (tr)
- a point at which two figures intersect
- the distance from the origin to the point at which a line, curve, or surface cuts a coordinate axis
- an intercepted segment
Word Origin for intercept
Word Origin and History for intercept
c.1400, from Latin interceptus, past participle of intercipere "take or seize between, to seize in passing," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + -cipere, comb. form of capere "to take, catch" (see capable). Related: Intercepted; intercepting.