Associations to the word «Intercept»


INTERCEPT, noun. An interception of a radio broadcast or a telephone call.
INTERCEPT, noun. ​An interception of a missile.
INTERCEPT, noun. (algebraic geometry) The coordinate of the point at which a curve intersects an axis.
INTERCEPT, verb. (transitive) To stop, deflect or divert (something in progress or motion).
INTERCEPT, verb. (transitive) (sports) To gain possession of (the ball) in a ball game
INTERCEPT, verb. (transitive) (American football) (of a defensive player) To catch a pass thrown by the opposing team, thereby gaining possession.

Dictionary definition

INTERCEPT, noun. The point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis.
INTERCEPT, verb. Seize on its way; "The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace".
INTERCEPT, verb. Tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information; "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?".

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