verb (used without object), in·ter·fered, in·ter·fer·ing.
- to obstruct the action of an opposing player in a way barred by the rules.
- Football.to run interference for a teammate carrying the ball.
- interfascicular cambium,
- interference drag,
- interference fit,
- interference microscope,
- interference pattern
Origin of interfere
Examples from the Web for non-interfering
Being a non-interfering, self-contained man, he seemed to be rather irresolute.The Postmaster's Daughter|Louis Tracy
In the lodge he is a mild, considerate man, of the non-interfering and non-scolding species.The Indian in his Wigwam|Henry R. Schoolcraft
Society could make the necessary protest, but it does not; for if Society is anything, it is non-interfering.Maids Wives and Bachelors|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Word Origin for interfere
mid-15c., "to strike against," from Middle French enterferer "to strike each other," from entre- "between" (see entre-) + ferir "to strike," from Latin ferire "to knock, strike," related to Latin forare "to bore, pierce" (see bore (v.), and cf. punch (v.), which has both the senses "to hit" and "to make a hole in"). Figurative sense of "to meddle with, oppose unrightfully" is from 1630s. Related: Interfered; interfering.