verb (used with object)
- to use an interpreter to transform (a program written in a high-level language) into a sequence of machine actions, one statement at a time, executing each statement immediately before going on to transform the next one.
- to read (the patterns of holes in punched cards) with an interpreter, printing the interpreted data on the same cards so that they can be read more conveniently by people.
verb (used without object)
- interpolated extrasystole,
- interpreted language,
Origin of interpret
Examples from the Web for interpreted
To be sure, Jefferson did share the credit, but not in the way such a resolution might be interpreted.
Interpreted more broadly, the phrase loses meaning: what constitutes the necessary threshold of realism?
Death is interpreted differently by various people, cultures, and even science.
This statement, interpreted by many in the media as a sign that the epidemic is abating, prompts more questions than answers.The WHO’s Big Asterisk on Liberia’s Ebola Case Decrease|Abby Haglage|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the question of how it will be interpreted, like so much else in Luhansk, remains an open question.Ukraine Rebels Love Russia, Hate Gays, Threaten Executions|Anna Nemtsova|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Constitution in its most important aspects is the Constitution as he interpreted it.
But as it has been interpreted above, it certainly did not constitute an addition to Paul's gospel.The Origin of Paul's Religion|J. Gresham Machen
The meaning of payment in currency, they interpreted, as giving one note for another, or four shillings for five shillings.The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)|John West
So far, these measures might be interpreted as marks of pure and disinterested affection for the soul of the departed.The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)|Sir James George Frazer
He gave me a look which I interpreted as, “Get up and be damned!”The Maids of Paradise|Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
Word Origin for interpret
late 14c., from Old French interpreter (13c.) and directly from Latin interpretari "explain, expound, understand," from interpres "agent, translator," from inter- (see inter-) + second element of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Sanskrit prath- "to spread abroad," PIE *per- (5) "to traffic in, sell" (see pornography). Related: Interpreted; interpreting.