# intercept

### verb (used with object)

### noun

- 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

## Related Words for intercept

prevent, seize, stop, deflect, arrest, ambush, catch, hijack, block, hinder, obstruct, interlope, interpose, appropriate, curb, take, check, shortstop## Examples from the Web for intercept

### Contemporary Examples of intercept

In all fairness to Jay, he told The Intercept that he never expected to be a major figure in Serial.

“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 MediaLloyd Grove

November 15, 2014

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

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 ViolenceSarah Kunst

April 11, 2014

And the New Yorker welcomed The Intercept as part of an encouraging trend of proliferating public-interest journalism startups.

### Historical Examples of intercept

At an angle calculated to intercept the caravan, Kingozi set off down the hill.

The Leopard WomanStewart Edward White

I know the Ambassador; if you do not wish to meet him, I will intercept him.

Jennie Baxter, JournalistRobert Barr

The fighters they spotted, three in number, did not try to intercept them.

A Yankee Flier Over BerlinAl Avery

The "grid" is connected to the aerial wire to intercept the radio waves.

The Automobile Storage BatteryO. A. Witte

She must make that point and so intercept Hervey with a telegraphic message.

The Hound From The NorthRidgwell Cullum