HyperDic: intercept

English > 3 senses of the word intercept:
VERBcontactintercept, stopseize / seize on its way
perceptionintercept, wiretap, tap, bugtap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
NOUNcognitioninterceptthe point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis
intercept > pronunciation
Soundsih.nerseh'pt; ih.nterseh'pt
Rhymesaccept ... windswept: 12 rhymes with ehpt...
English > intercept: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis.
BroaderpointA geometric element that has position but no extension
English > intercept: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningseize / seize on its way.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace"
Narrowercut off, cut outcut off and stop
Broadercatch, grab, take hold oftake hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
Spanishdetener, interceptar, intervenir
Catalaninterceptar, intervenir
Nounsinterceptionthe act of intercepting
interceptora fast maneuverable fighter plane designed to intercept enemy / enemy aircraft
English > intercept: 3 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningtap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymswiretap, tap, bug
Broaderlisten in, eavesdroplisten without the speaker's knowledge
Spanishinterceptar, intervenir, pinchar

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