- to cut or divide by passing through or across: The highway intersects the town.
- to cross, as lines or wires.
- Geometry. to have one or more points in common: intersecting lines.
Origin of intersect
Related Words for intersectedconverge, traverse, cut, join, divide, separate, crisscross, decussate, cross, crosscut, bisect, touch, meet, intercross
Examples from the Web for intersected
Contemporary Examples of intersected
The streets retain a medieval pattern and are narrow, intersected by many alleys.Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland
September 17, 2014
Until now, Southeast Asia has been the place where volcanic ash and airline routes have intersected.Volcanic Ash: The Extraordinary Air Travel Emergency
April 15, 2010
Historical Examples of intersected
The moor is intersected with paths and the moon was at the full.The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Stones had been removed and built into low walls that intersected the fields.In Apple-Blossom Time
Clara Louise Burnham
We were on some high ground which was intersected by rocky ravines and sandhills.1914
John French, Viscount of Ypres
The cultivated ground was intersected by a considerable stream of water.Wood Rangers
He then claimed the trees, as they were intersected every way by his property.Some Reminiscences of old Victoria
- to divide, cut, or mark off by passing through or across
- (esp of roads) to cross (each other)
- maths (often foll by with) to have one or more points in common (with another configuration)
Word Origin for intersect
1650s, from Latin intersectum (see intersect (v.)).