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.
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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
These jets—variants of the Boeing 707 model—are equipped with advanced sensor and signal intercept packages.Kerry: U.S. Taped Moscow’s Calls to Its Ukraine Spies|Josh Rogin, Eli Lake|April 29, 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
With scarcely a point to intercept the view, after being thirteen miles within it.
He at once set out to try and intercept his advance on Paris, but his troops refused to act against their former leader.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Carna changed her course to parallel the pursuit, and they changed again, to intercept her new direction.Valley of the Croen|Lee Tarbell
Only once I saw a neighbour, in the balcony below, intercept the post, and I believe substitute some other letter.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
The river below Wroxham is very narrow and very sinuous; its banks lined with groves of trees which intercept the wind.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
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